South Georgia Diving-petrel or Georgian Diving-petrels

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Diving-Petrels

The South Georgia Diving-petrel or Georgian Diving-petrel (Pelecanoides georgicus) is a diving-petrel that nests in colonies on Subantarctic islands.

  • It breeds on South Georgia in the south Atlantic and on the Prince Edward Islands, Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands and Heard Island in the southern Indian Ocean.

  • In New Zealand, it breeds on Codfish Island and formerly bred on the Auckland Islands.

  • It disperses to surrounding seas and vagrants have been recorded in the Falkland Islands and Australia.


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