South Georgia Diving-petrel Pelecanoides georgicus


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Fischer, J.H., Debski, I., Miskelly, C.M., Bost, C.A., Fromant, A., Tennyson, A.J., Tessler, J., Cole, R., Hiscock, J.H., Taylor, G.A. and Wittmer, H.U. 2018. Analyses of phenotypic differentiations among South Georgian Diving Petrel (Pelecanoides georgicus) populations reveal an undescribed and highly endangered species from New Zealand. PloS one 13(6): e0197766.

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IUCN. 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-3. Available at: (Accessed: 10 December 2019).

Piertney, S. B., Black, A. , Watt, L. , Christie, D. , Poncet, S. , Collins, M. A. and Bieber, C. 2016. Resolving patterns of population genetic and phylogeographic structure to inform control and eradication initiatives for brown rats Rattus norvegicus on South Georgia. Journal of Applied Ecology 53(332-339).

Taylor, G.A. 2013. South Georgian diving petrel. In: Miskelly, C.M. (ed.), New Zealand Birds Online.

Tobias, J. A., Seddon, N., Spottiswoode, C. N., Pilgrim, J. D., Fishpool, L. D., & Collar, N. J. 2010. Quantitative criteria for species delimitation. Ibis 152(4): 724-746.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Pelecanoides georgicus. Downloaded from on 28/11/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/11/2022.