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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. For any form of publication, please include the link to this page: www.grida.no/resources/8519

Year: 2017

From album: Falkland Islands

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Biodiversity birds Environment island Marine

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