Animal Pictures Archive
Animal Photo Album

New Photos Animal News Animal Sounds Animal Movies Upload Photo Copyright Korean
Funny Animal Photos Monsters in Animalia Wiki Articles   Fun Facts about Animals Links Home Mobile A.P.A.
Delete Modify    
Spectacled Petrel (Procellaria conspicillata) - Wiki latin dict size=39   common dict size=512
Image Info Original File Name: Spectacled Petrel (Procellaria conspicillata).jpg Resolution: 180x211 File Size: 19989 Bytes Date: 2007:12:12 15:41:13 Upload Time: 2007:12:12 15:42:24
Author Name (E-mail): Unknown
Subject Spectacled Petrel (Procellaria conspicillata) - Wiki

Spectacled Petrel (Procellaria conspicillata) - Wiki; Image ONLY
Email : E-Card | Poster | Web Master    Delete   Edit Info   Admin

Description
Spectacled Petrel (Procellaria conspicillata) - Wiki

Spectacled Petrel
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae
Synonyms: Procellaria aequinoctialis conspicillata

The Spectacled Petrel, Procellaria conspicillata, is a rare seabird that nests only on the high western plateau of Inaccessible Island, Tristan da Cunha. It is one of the largest petrels that nest in burrows.

The Spectacled Petrel is an all dark bird with white face markings - which vary in extent but include a ring of white feathers surrounding the eye region which give the bird it's name - and a yellowish bill. It is very similar to the White-chinned Petrel, which lacks the face markings. It was considered conspecific with that species - or even a color morph - until 2004.

The Spectacled Petrel is threatened by interactions with longline fisheries which kills hundreds of birds every year as they become entangled in the fishing lines and drown. Historically, it also seems to have occurred on Amsterdam Island and possibly elsewhere in the southern Indian Ocean, based on sightings off Australia; it was extirpated by feral pigs.

The species was classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN in 2000. A subsequent study gave cautious hope for a continuing recovery of the population from an all-time low of merely some dozens of pairs in the 1930s. Indeed it appears as if the species' numbers have been underestimated in more recent years as an accurate census is difficult due to the rugged terrain of its island home. Consequently, the conservation status of this species is downgraded to Vulnerable in the 2007 IUCN Red List.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectacled_Petrel
The text in this page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article shown in above URL. It is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL.

Copyright Info AnimmalPicturesArchive.com does not have the copyright for this image. This photograph or artwork is copyright by the photographer or the original artist. If you are to use this photograph, please contact the copyright owner or the poster.

Search Major Animal Websites
Misidentified?
Need further identification?
Any comment?
Leave your message here.
Name :    PASSWORD :
Email :
 
Search
Back List Upload Home Korean
CopyLeft © since 1995, Animal Pictures Archive. All rights may be reserved.
Powered by KRISTAL IRMS   iPhotoScrap photo scrap album

Stats