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Macronectes giganteus (Southern Giant Petrel)

Wikipedia Abstract

The southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus), also known as the Antarctic giant petrel, giant fulmar, stinker, and stinkpot, is a large seabird of the southern oceans. Its distribution overlaps broadly with the similar northern giant petrel, though it overall is centered slightly further south. Adults of the two species can be separated by the colour of their bill-tip: greenish in the southern and reddish in the northern.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
5
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
26
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.5525
EDGE Score: 2.4469

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  9.749 lbs (4.422 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  237 grams
Female Weight [4]  8.488 lbs (3.85 kg)
Male Weight [4]  10.891 lbs (4.94 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [4]  28.3 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  20 %
Diet - Vertibrates [3]  80 %
Forages - Ground [3]  60 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  40 %
Clutch Size [2]  1
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Egg Length [1]  4.134 inches (105 mm)
Egg Width [1]  2.598 inches (66 mm)
Fledging [1]  3 months 29 days
Incubation [5]  60 days
Mating Display [2]  Ground and non-acrobatic aerial display
Mating System [2]  Monogamy
Maximum Longevity [7]  14 years
Migration [6]  Intercontinental
Wing Span [8]  5.904 feet (1.8 m)
Female Maturity [1]  6 years 8 months

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1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Marchant, S.; Higgins, PJ (eds.) 1990. The handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, Vol. 1., ratites to ducks. Oxford University Press, Melbourne
5Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus), Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels - www.acap.aq
6Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
7de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
8del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
9Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
10Towards the trophic structure of the Bouvet Island marine ecosystem, U. Jacob, T. Brey, I. Fetzer, S. Kaehler, K. Mintenbeck, K. Dunton, K. Beyer, U. Struck , E.A. Pakhomov and W.E. Arntz, Polar Biology, 29 (2). pp. 106-113 (2006)
11DENSITIES OF ANTARCTIC SEABIRDS AT SEA AND THE PRESENCE OF THE KRILL EUPHAUSIA SUPERBA, BRYAN S. OBST, The Auk 102: 540-549. July 1985
12Diet of the southern giant petrel in Patagonia: fishery-related items and natural prey, Sofía Copello, Flavio Quintana, Fabián Pérez, Endang Species Res 6: 15–23, 2008
13Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
14International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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