Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis) - HBW 1, p. 250

French: Puffin à menton blanc German: Weißkinn Sturmvogel Spanish: Pardela Gorgiblanca
Other common names: Spectacled Petrel, Shoemaker

Taxonomy: Procellaria aequinoctialis Linnaeus, 1758, Cape of Good Hope.
Has been considered to include P. parkinsoni and P. westlandica. Four additional races have been proposed, but invalidated due to extensive individual variation. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • aequinoctialis Linnaeus, 1758 - Falkland Is and South Georgia E through S Indian Ocean to Campbell and Antipodes Is.
  • conspicillata Gould, 1844 - Inaccessible I (Tristan da Cunha).