The Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) is a petrel, found in Antarctica, as implied by its name.
The adult Antarctic Petrel's plumage is a dark brown and white. The head, sides, throat and back are brown. The bill is black and the feet are yellow. The plumage below is white and the tail and secondaries (shorter, upper "arm" feathers) on their wings are white with brown tips.
Range and habitat
The Antarctic lives and breeds in the southern oceans, and on the Antarctic islands and are most common in the Ross and Weddell seas.
Diet / Feeding
Their diet consists of Antarctic krill, fish, and small squid mostly taken while swimming, but they can also dive well from the surface and the air.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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