Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Great-winged Petrel (Pterodroma macroptera) - HBW 1, p. 237

French: Pétrel noir German: Langflügel Sturmvogel Spanish: Petrel Aligrande
Other common names: Grey-faced/Long-winged Petrel/Fulmar

Taxonomy: Procellaria macroptera A. Smith, 1840, Cape seas.
Has been considered conspecific with P. lessonii. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • macroptera (A. Smith, 1840) - subantarctic from Tristan da Cunha E to Kerguelen Is; SW Australia.
  • gouldi (Hutton, 1869) - North I (New Zealand).

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