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Uploaded on Tuesday 17 Aug 2010 by Peter Prokosch

Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes Giganteus), Antarctic Peninsula

Year: 2010
From collection: Antarctic biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
There are several species of Petrel in the Antarctic and they are generally known for having an excellent sense of smell, a rare quality in birds. The Giant Petrel is strong and can kill a penguin for food but they also often scavenge amongst whale and seal remains as well.
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