South Georgian Diving-Petrel

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The South Georgian Diving-Petrel is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

South Georgian diving-petrel return to their colonies in September-October and lay one egg. After 44-52 days of incubation, chicks hatch and are brooded by both parents. Chicks are fed mostly at night, and the nestling period is between 45-55 days. Diet and Feeding - South Georgian diving petrel feed mainly on marine crustaceans with some small fish and cephalopods. Breeding birds deliver meals to chicks, that are almost 20% of adult mass. More

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Order : Procellariiformes
Family : Pelecanoididae
Genus : Pelecanoides
Species : georgicus
Authority : Murphy & Harper, 1916