giant petrel

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Related to Southern Giant Petrel: Cape Petrel, Northern Giant Petrel
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Synonyms for giant petrel

large brownish petrel chiefly of Antarctic seas

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In East Antarctica, southern giant petrels have been found dead on their nests, a single egg nestled in the brood patch, the birds having succumbed to enormous, burying snows.
On a day so warm the southern giant petrels are riding thermals rising off icebergs, we sail into the Weddell Sea.
Other threatened UK species include wandering, grey-headed, Atlantic yellow-nosed and sooty albatrosses; as well as white-chinned and southern giant petrels.
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