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Giant Petrels at sunset over the Atlantic coast of Souther Argentina

Giant Petrels at sunset over the Atlantic coast of Souther Argentina

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Uploaded 08 Feb 2017 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2017
From collection: Falkland Islands
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Giant petrels form a genus, Macronectes, from the family Procellariidae, which consists of two species. They are the largest birds of this family. Both species are restricted to the Southern Hemisphere, and though their distributions overlap significantly, with both species breeding on the Prince Edward Islands, Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands, Macquarie Island and South Georgia, many southern giant petrels nest further south, with colonies as far south as Antarctica.
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