giant petrel

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Noun1.giant petrel - large brownish petrel chiefly of Antarctic seasgiant petrel - large brownish petrel chiefly of Antarctic seas
petrel - relatively small long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies far from land
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The draft National Plan of Action meets our international commitments under the UN FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and complements the National Recovery Plan for threatened albatrosses and giant petrels.
There's certainly no shortage of birds at Jason Harbour, where opportunistic skuas and southern giant petrels prey on newborn elephant seals.
Dr Karine Delord of the French National Centre for Scientific Research and her colleagues Dr Yohan Charbonnier and Dr Jean-Baptiste Thiebot were studying the conservation of penguins, sooty albatrosses and giant petrels around Possession Island, one of five small islands that make up the Crozet archipelago in the southern Indian Ocean.
And they come under attack from giant petrels, orcas and leopard seals.
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.
Other threatened UK species include wandering, grey-headed, Atlantic yellow-nosed and sooty albatrosses; as well as white-chinned and southern giant petrels.
Identification of giant petrels missed something, having the southern variety with a reddish color to the bill tip, and greenish for the northern (the reverse is true), and the southern having a white "phase" instead of "morph.
Giant petrels soar through the endless skies while smelly, molting elephant seals lay nearby.
giant petrels, which are known to prey upon other petrels) while others (e.
Giant petrels (PET-rulz) have a great way to scare off predators that get too close to their nests.
Giant Petrels Are a Bellwether Species for the Antarctic
Pelagic birds - ranging from graceful, balletic albatrosses, to Wedgewood blue fairy prions and Wgnarly-beaked northern giant petrels - hang in our slipstream, then disappear into the horizon where grey sea and sky become one.