WHITE-CHINNED PETREL

(Procellaria aequinoctialis)

Spectacled Petrel (Procellaria conspicillata) 
previously considered a sub-species is now a separate species

Previous Return to Individual Index Next

 

Roberts VI / VII 32 / 519
Clements 2000 11.0490
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
11-51

 

A large bird (51 cm to 59 cm) with a heavy build. It is found throughout the southern oceans and breeds on many islands in the south. A common non breeding visitor, the main food is cephalopods, fish and krill.

 

List of Stamps showing White-chinned Petrel

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

French Southern & Antarctic Territories 0348   1996 2f40
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 0295   1999 2p