New Zealand Storm-petrel Fregetta maoriana


Bourne, W. R. P.; Jouanin, C.; Catto, J. V. F. 2004. The original specimens of the New Zealand Storm-petrel. Notornis 51: 191.

Flood, B. 2003. The New Zealand storm-petrel is not extinct. Birding World 16(11): 479-482.

Gaskin, C.; Baird, K. 2005. Observations of black and white storm petrels in the Hauraki Gulf, November 2003 - June 2005: were they of New Zealand Storm Petrels? Notornis 52(4): 181-194.

Gaskin, C.P. 2013. New Zealand storm petrel. In Miskelly, C.M. (ed.). Available at:

Holdaway, R. N. 1999. Introduced predators and avifaunal extinction in New Zealand. In: MacPhee, R.D.E. (ed.), Extinctions in near time: causes, contexts and consequences, pp. 189-238. Plenum Press, New York.

Ismar, S.M.H.; Gaskin, C.P.; Fitzgerald, N.B.; Taylor, G.A.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rayner, M.J. 2015. Evaluating on-land capture methods for monitoring a recently rediscovered seabird, the New Zealand Storm-Petrel Fregetta maoriana. Marine Ornithology 43: 255-258.

Lester, C. 2012. BirdLife Australia - Portland Pelagic Trip Report, 6 May 2012 - New Zealand Storm-Petrel., Sat, 12 May 2012.

Medway, D. G. 2004. The place of collection of the original specimens of Pealeornis maoriana Mathews, 1932. Notornis 51: 58-59.

Rayner, M.J.; Gaskin, C.P.; Fitzgerald, N.B.; Baird, K.A.; Berg, M.; Boyle, D.; Joyce, L.; Landers, T.J.; Loh, G.; Maturin, S.; Perrimen, L.; Scofield, R.P.; Simm, J.; Southey, I.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Robertson, B.C.; Young, M.; Walle, R.; Ismar, S.M.H. 2015. Miniaturised radio telemetry to discover endangered seabird breeding grounds: a case study of the New Zealand storm petrel Fregetta maoriana. Ibis 157: 754-766.

Rayner, M.J.; Gaskin, C.P.; Stephenson, B.M.; Fitzgerald, N.B.; Landers, T.J.; Robertson, B.C.; Scofield, R.P.; Ismar, S.M.H.; Imber, M.J. 2013. Brood patch and sex-ratio observations indicate breeding provenance and timing in New Zealand Storm Petrel Fregetta maoriana. Marine Ornithology 41: 107-111.

Saville, S., Stephenson, B., Southey, I. 2003. A possible sighting of an 'extinct' bird - the New Zealand storm-petrel. Birding World 16(4): 173-175.

Stephenson, B. M.; Flood, R.; Thomas, B.; Saville, S. 2008. Rediscovery of the New Zealand Storm Petrel (Pealeornis maoriana Mathews 1932): two sightings that revised our knowledge of storm petrels. Notornis 55(2): 77-83.

Stephenson, B.M.; Gaskin, C.P.; Griffiths, R.; Jamieson, H; Baird, K.A.; Palma, R.L.; Imber, M.J. 2008. The New Zealand Storm Petrel (Pealeornis maoriana Mathews, 1932): first live capture and species assessment of an enigmatic seabird. Notornis 55: 191–206.

Walbridge, P. 2014. The Petrel: Annual Report for Southport. The Brisbane Seabird Study Group SOSSA, Northern Sector: 110pp.

Young, M. 2013. The breeding biology of northern white-faced storm petrels (Pelagodroma marina maoriana) and a feeding trial in preparation for translocation, New Zealand. Thesis for the degree of Master of Science in Conservation Biology, Massy University, Auckland, New Zealand.

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BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Fregetta maoriana. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.