Magenta Petrel Pterodroma magentae


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Hilhorst, M. 2000. Reborn petrel on the up. BBC Wildlife 18: 59.

Imber, M. J.; Crockett, D. E.; Gordon, A. H.; Best, H. A.; Douglas, M. E.; Cotter, R. N. 1994. Finding the burrows of Chatham Island Taiko Pterodoma magentae by radio telemetry. Notornis 41(Supplement): 69-96.

Imber, M. J.; Jolly, J. N.; Brooke, M. De L. 1995. Food of three sympatric gadfly petrels (Pterodroma spp.) breeding on the Pitcairn Islands. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 56: 233-240.

Imber, M. J.; Taylor, G. A.; Grant, A. D.; Munn, A. 1994. Chatham Island Taiko Pterodoma magentae management and research, 1987-1993: predator control, productivity, and breeding biology. Notornis 41(Supplement): 61-68.

Imber, M.J.; Taylor, G. A.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Aikman, H. A.; Scofield, R. P.; Ballantyne, J.; Crockett, D.E. 2005. Non-breeding behaviour of Magenta Petrels Pterodroma magentae at Chatham Island, New Zealand. Ibis 147: 758-763.

Johnston RB, Bettany SM, Ogle RM, Aikman HA, Taylor GA, Imber MJ. 2003. Breeding and fledging behaviour of the Chatham taiko (Magenta Petrel) Pterodroma magenta and predator activity at burrows. Marine Ornithology 31: 193–197.

Lawrence, H. A.; Millar, C. D.; Taylor, G. A.; Macdonald, L. D.; Lambert, D. M. 2008. Excess of unpaired males in one of the world's most endangered seabirds, the Chatham Island Taiko Pterodroma magentae. Journal of Avian Biology 39(3): 359-363.

Lawrence, H. A.; Taylor, G. A.; Millar, C. D.; Lambert, D. M. 2008. High mitochondrial and nuclear genetic diversity in one of the world’s most endangered seabirds, the Chatham Island Taiko (Pterodroma magentae). Conservation Genetics 9(5): 1293-1301.

Miskelly, C.M.; Taylor, G.A.; Gummer, H.; Williams, R. 2009. Translocations of eight species of burrow-nesting seabirds (genera Pterodroma, Pelecanoides, Pachyptila and Puffinus: Family Procellariidae). Biological Conservation 142: 1965-1980.

Stephenson, B. 2006. Good news for Taiko. Forest and Bird 319: 15.

Stephenson, B. 2006. Petrel head. Forest and Bird: 32-33.

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

Taylor, G.; Cockburn, S.; Palmer, D.; Liddy, P. 2012. Monitoring breeding activity of Chatham Island taiko (Pterodroma magentae) using PIT tag recorders. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36 : 425-432.

Further resources

New Zealand Govt - Dept of Conservation - Recovery Plan

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Pterodroma magentae. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.