Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus) - HBW 1, p. 235
French: Fulmar géant
Spanish: Abanto marino Antártico
Other common names: Antarctic Giant Petrel, Giant Fulmar, Stinker
Taxonomy: Procellaria gigantea Gmelin, 1789, Staten Island, off Tierra del Fuego.
Long considered conspecific with sibling M. halli, with which known to have hybridized on occasions; populations of Gough I and Falkland Is in S Atlantic may merit subspecific status. Monotypic.
Distribution: Circumpolar in Southern Ocean, breeding in Antarctica and from S Chile and SC Argentina E through subantarctic islands to Heard I and Macquarie I.
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VideosSee all 78 videos
Several shots of a white form bird, sitting on a beach and taking off Locality St Andrews Bay, South Georgia (Monotypic species)
Laurent Demongin 17 September 2008 4 years ago 38 sec 5
One bird feeding on dead King Penguins fallen in a frozen stream Locality St Andrews Bay, South Georgia (Monotypic species)
Laurent Demongin 23 September 2008 4 years ago 32 sec 4.8
An individual feeding on a King Penguin carcass, under strong wind and snow. Locality Salisbury Plain, South Georgia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 April 2012 1 year ago 30 sec 4.8
A bird feeding on a King Penguin carcass, close to a Brown Skua. Locality Salisbury Plain, South Georgia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 April 2012 1 year ago 18 sec 4.7
Two adults on the ground and one in the nest, with a close-up of the head Locality Prion Island, South Georgia (Monotypic species)
Helmut Schenkel Brunner 31 October 2000 6 years ago 19 sec 4.7
A young bird walking and sitting on a sandy beach Locality St Andrews Bay, South Georgia (Monotypic species)
Laurent Demongin 15 September 2008 4 years ago 42 sec 4.7
PhotosSee all 53 photos
Southern Giant Petrel chick
Locality King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
srchester 15 January 1989 49 weeks ago 4.7
A white morph individual in flight.
Locality Auckland Islands , New Zealand (Monotypic species)
Kirk Zufelt 1 November 2011 5 weeks ago 4.4
A bird soaring over the sea.
Locality Drake Passage (Monotypic species)
Jordi Sargatal 30 March 2012 51 weeks ago 4.3
White phase adult on the water.
Locality Ocean Harbour, South Georgia (Monotypic species)
Christophe Gouraud 27 January 2013 35 weeks ago 4.3
Adult resting on the ground.
Locality Godthul, South Georgia (Monotypic species)
Christophe Gouraud 25 October 2010 2 years ago 4.3
Locality Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
Samantha Klein 25 June 2013 10 weeks ago 4.2