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.
There's certainly no shortage of birds at Jason Harbour, where opportunistic skuas and southern giant petrels prey on newborn elephant seals.
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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