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Procellaria aequinoctialis (White-chinned Petrel)

Synonyms: Procellaria aequinoctialis aequinoctialis

Wikipedia Abstract

The white-chinned petrel or Cape hen, Procellaria aequinoctialis, is a large shearwater in the family Procellariidae. It ranges around the Southern Ocean as far north as southern Australia, Peru and Namibia, and breeds colonially on scattered islands.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
11
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
53
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.96559
EDGE Score: 3.68543

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  2.425 lbs (1.10 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  120 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [3]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  70 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  50 %
Forages - Underwater [3]  50 %
Clutch Size [2]  1
Incubation [4]  59 days
Migration [5]  Interoceanic
Wing Span [6]  4.592 feet (1.4 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bañados del Este Wetland Reserve 986054 Uruguay  
Palmer LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   Antarctica    
Cape Peninsula National Park II 70141 Western Cape, South Africa
West Coast National Park II 59916 Western Cape, South Africa

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Île de l'Est French Southern Territories A1, A2, A4i, A4ii, A4iii    
Kidney Island Group Falkland Islands (Malvinas) A1, A2, A4ii, A4iii
New Island Group Falkland Islands (Malvinas) A1, A2, A4i, A4ii, A4iii    
Prince Edward Islands Special Nature Reserve South Africa A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii  
Reserva Nacional de Paracas Peru A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4ii

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
New Zealand New Zealand No

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1Hyde, N.H.S.; Worthy, T.H. 2010. The diet of New Zealand falcons (Falco novaeseelandiae) on the Auckland Islands, New Zealand. Notornis 57(1): 19-26.
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
4White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels - www.acap.aq
5Myers, 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
6Gust soaring as a basis for the flight of petrels and albatrosses (Procellariiformes), Colin J. Pennycuick, Avian Science Vol. 2 No. 1: (2002)
7Jorrit 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.
8Jackson, S. (1988). Diets of the white-chinned petrel and sooty shearwater in the southern Benguela Region, South Africa Condor 90, 20–28
9THE DIETS AND DIETARY SEGREGATION OF SEABIRDS AT THE SUBANTARCTIC CROZET ISLANDS, VINCENT RIDOUX, MARINE ORNITHOLOGY Vol. 22 No. 1 1994
10THE DIET OF THE WHITECHINNED PETREL PROCELLARIA AEQUINOCTIALIS AT SUB-ANTARCTIC MARION ISLAND, J. COOPER, A. FOURIE & N. T. KLAGES, Marine Ornithology 20: 17-24 (1992)
11Amphipod-based food web: Themisto gaudichaudii caught in nets and by seabirds in Kerguelen waters, southern Indian Ocean, Pierrick Bocher, Yves Cherel, Jean-Philippe Labat, Patrick Mayzaud, Suzanne Razouls, Pierre Jouventin, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol. 223: 261–276, 2001
12Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
13International 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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License