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GALLERIES > BIRDS > PROCELLARIIFORMES > PROCELLARIIDAE > SOUTHERN GIANT-PETREL [Macronectes giganteus]


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Southern Giant-petrel Image
 
 
Location: Salisbury Plain, South Georgia
GPS: -54.1W, -37.3N MAP
Date: January 14, 2010
ID : 7C2V0278 [3888 x 2592]
Southern Giant-petrel Picture
 
 
Location: South Atlantic Ocean
GPS: -54.0W, -63.9N MAP
Date: January 7, 2010
ID : 7C2V7041 [3888 x 2592]

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Southern Giant-petrel Picture
 
 
Location: South Atlantic Ocean
GPS: -54.0W, -63.9N MAP
Date: January 7, 2010
ID : 7C2V7060 [3888 x 2592]
Southern Giant-petrel (white morph)
 
 
Location: Scotia Sea
GPS: -58.4W, -45.3N MAP
Date: January 18, 2010
ID : 7C2V0887 [3888 x 2592]

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Southern Giant-petrel (white morph)
 
 
Location: Drake Passage, Pacific Ocean
GPS: -59.5W, -65.2N MAP
Date: January 22, 2010
ID : 7C2V3527 [3888 x 2592]
Southern Giant-petrel (white morph)
 
 
Location: Drake Passage, Pacific Ocean
GPS: -59.5W, -65.2N MAP
Date: January 22, 2010
ID : 7C2V3504 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Southern Giant Petrel, Macronectes giganteus, is a large seabird of the southern oceans.

Diet

The Southern Giant Petrel is one of the few predators of penguins, mostly their chicks. They mostly eat carrion but sometimes the female will hunt live animals in the ocean.





                                     



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