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Photo by Rob Hynson
Britania seamount, Australia, April 2014
Pterodroma neglecta



North and South Pacific


Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • P. n. neglecta
  • P. n. juana




Photo by Rob Hynson
Britania seamount, Australia, April 2014

Nesting happens on surface as opposed to in burrows, and visits to the nest takes place in the afternoon into evening rather than at night only


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. SACC proposal to split Herald Petrel into two species which also contains behavior notes on several species

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