white-chinned petrel


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white-chinned petrel - large black petrel of southern seas having a white mark on the chin
petrel - relatively small long-winged tube-nosed bird that flies far from land
genus Procellaria, Procellaria - type genus of the Procellariidae
References in periodicals archive ?
Similarly, the world population of white-chinned petrels is estimated at more than a millon breeding pairs (Croxall et al., 1984; Woods and Woods, 1997); therefore, less than 1% of the white-chinned petrel population is removed by longlining each year.
Gandini): pagandini@yahoo.com.ar Figure 2 White-chinned petrel Black-browed albatross Summer 0.05 0.15 Autumn 0.7 0.07 Winter 0.05 0.86 Bycatch rates for black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) and white-chinned petrels (Procellaria aequinoctialis) incidentally killed in longline fishery operations in Argetinian waters.
4; see discussion below) and satellite telemetry data collected from foraging seabirds such as black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys, Cherel and Weimerskirch, 1995; Weimerskirch, 1998), greyheaded albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma, Prince et al., 1998), light-mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata, Weimerskirch and Robertson, 1994), Southern Buller's albatross (Thalassarche bulleri, Sagar and Weimerskirch, 1996), waved albatross (Phoebetria irrorata, Anderson et al., 1998), and white-chinned petrels (Procellaria aequinoctialis, Catard and Weimerskirch, 1998).
Some inconspicuous seabirds, such as prions and white-chinned petrels, behave like the bloodhounds of the Antarctic skies, a new study suggests.