Chatham Petrel Pterodroma axillaris


Anon. 2006. Predator control key to Chatham seabird success. World Birdwatch 28(3): 4.

Bell, M., Tuanui, L. and Gummer, H. 2013. Use of trail cameras to monitor Chatham petrels (Pterodroma axillaris) returning to Chatham Island following translocation. Notornis 60: 115-116.

Gummer, H., Taylor, G., Wilson, K.J., and Rayner, M.J. 2015. Recovery of the endangered Chatham petrel (Pterodroma axillaris): A review of conservation management techniques from 1990 to 2010. Global Ecology and Conservation 3: 310-323.

Heather, B. D.; Robertson, H. A. 1996. The field guide to the birds of New Zealand. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Marchant, S.; Higgins, P. J. 1990. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic birds, 1: ratites to ducks. Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

Rayner, M. J.; Taylor, G. A.; Gummer, H. D.; Phillips, R. A.; Sagar, P. M.; Shaffer, S. A.; Thompson, D. R. 2012. The breeding cycle, year-round distribution and activity patterns of the endangered Chatham Petrel (Pterodroma axillaris). Emu.

Sullivan, W., Wilson, K-J, 2001. Use of burrow flaps to minimise interference to Chatham petrel (Pterodroma axillaris) chicks by broad-billed prions (Pachyptila vittata). New Zealand Journal of Ecology 25(2): 71-75.

Taylor, G. A. 2000. Action plan for seabird conservation in New Zealand. Department of Conservation, Wellington.

Was, N.; Sullivan, W.; Wilson, K.-J. 2000. Burrow competition between broad-billed prions (Pachyptila vittata) and the endangered Chatham petrel (Pterodroma axillaris). Department of Conservation, Wellington.

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Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) species/site profile. This species has been identified as an AZE trigger due to its IUCN Red List status and limited range.

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New Zealand Govt - Dept of Conservation - Recovery Plan

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Pterodroma axillaris. Downloaded from on 20/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 20/10/2017.