Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

An Argentinian colour-banded Southern Giant Petrel is photographed at sea in the South Atlantic

A colour-banded Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus was photographed flying at sea by Daniel López Velasco on 10 November this year, 200 nautical miles south-east of Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina.

The giant petrel was banded as a chick with White ADE (or ADF) and sexed as a female on Gran Robredo Islet, Chubut, Argentina in 2005, making it a 12-year old. San Robredo supports one of the four colonies of Southern Giant Petrels that occur on the coastal islands of Patagonia.


With thanks to Antonio Gutierrez, Flavio Quintana and Daniel López Velasco.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 16 November 2017