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  Southern Giant-Petrel (Macronectes giganteus)





Southern Giant-Petrel | Macronectes giganteus photo
Giant petrel with chicks (Macronectes giganteus)

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Southern Giant-Petrel | Macronectes giganteus photo
Southern Giant-Petrel, Drake Passage

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Southern Giant-Petrel | Macronectes giganteus photo
Southern Giant petrel at South Georgia Island

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Southern Giant-Petrel | Macronectes giganteus photo
Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) confronting a Southern Giant Petrel

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Southern Giant-Petrel | Macronectes giganteus photo
Southern Giant Petrel chick (Macronectes giganteus) prior to fledging in early May.

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BIRD FACTS

distribution map showing range of Macronectes giganteus in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Procellariiformes
Family:Procellariidae
Genus:Macronectes
Species:giganteus
Common Name:Southern Giant-Petrel

Relatives in same Genus
  Northern Giant-Petrel (M. halli)