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|The northern species of Giant Petrel differs to the Southern Giant Petrel in various ways. The northern species is slightly smaller in size, has a darker brown body and head, pale face, freckled cheeks and a darker yellowish-brown bill with dark marks at the tip.|
|Diet and Feeding
Diet and feeding details
|Dead and moribund penguins, petrels, eggs and chicks provide the majority of food for these predatory scavengers. Mammal placentas and carcasses at seal pupping grounds are also eaten.|
Includes realm (e.g. Terrestrial etc) and climatic information (e.g. Boreal); also includes requirements and tolerances; horizontal and vertical distribution;
|Northern Giant Petrels are found in the Southern Ocean, generally north of the Antarctic Convergence on various islands. Their range at sea overlaps with the Southern Giant Petrel.|
Reproduction including mating habits, habitat usage in breeding, duration of breeding.
|One white egg is laid during July/August and chicks fledge in February. Juveniles disperse widely, reaching the coasts of Africa and Australia.|
Relationships with other taxa
|CCAMLR FishLog Database species identifier CCAMLR FishLog Database species identifier||MAH|
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