WHITE-BELLIED STORM PETREL

(Fregatta grallaria)

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Roberts VI /VII 45 / 481
Clements 2000 12.0060
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
 12-5

 

A medium petrel (20 cm) found in the temperate and tropical southern oceans. It breeds on the islands of Tristan da Cunha, Gough, Lord Howe, Austral and Juan Fernandaz group. A rare vagrant to SA waters, mainly the east coast. It feeds on the surface of the sea for fish, cephalopods and crustaceans.

 

List of Stamps showing White-bellied Storm Petrel

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

French Southern & Antarctic Territories 0362 0356 1997 2f70
Maldives sheet   2002 Rf 5