Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Cape Petrel (Daption capense) - HBW 1, p. 236

French: Damier du Cap German: Kapsturmvogel Spanish: Petrel Damero
Other common names: Cape Pigeon/Fulmar, Pintado/Pied/Spotted/Black-and-white Petrel

Taxonomy: Procellaria capensis Linnaeus, 1758, Cape of Good Hope.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • capense (Linnaeus, 1758) - Antarctica and islands of subantarctic from South Georgia E to Heard I.
  • australe Mathews, 1913 - islands of New Zealand area.