Westland Petrel Procellaria westlandica


ACAP. 2012. ACAP Species Assessment: Westland Petrel.

Best, H. A.; Owen, K. L. 1976. Distribution of breeding sites of the Westland Black Petrel Procellaria westlandica. Notornis 23: 233-242.

Brinkley, E. S.; Howell, S. N. G.; Force, M. P.; Spear, L. B.; Ainley, D. C. 2000. Status of the Westland Petrel (Procellaria westlandica) off South America. Notornis 47: 179-183.

Brooks, D. 2011. Petrels with a fighting chance. Forest and Bird: 44.

Fraser, P. A. 2009. Westland Petrels (Procellaria westlandica) off the coast of Chile. Notornis 56(2): 98-99.

Freeman, A. N. D. 1998. Diet of Westland Petrels Procellaria westlandica: the importance of fisheries waste during chick-rearing. Emu 98: 36-43.

Freeman, A. N. D.; Wilson, K.-J. 2002. Westland Petrels and hoki fishery waste: opportunistic use of a readily available resource? Notornis 49: 139-144.

Freeman, A. N. D.; Wilson, K.-J.; Nicholls, D. G. 2001. Westland Petrels and the Hoki fishery: determining co-occurence using satellite telemetry. Emu 101: 47-56.

Freeman, A.N.D., Nicholls, D.G., Wilson K.-J. and Bartle, J.A. 1997. Radio and satellite-tracking of Westland petrels Procellaria westlandica. Marine Ornithology 25: 31-36.

Mangel, J.C. 2012. Interactions of Peruvian small-scale fisheries with threatened marine vertebrate species.

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

Richard, Y., Abraham, E.R. 2015. Assessment of the risk of commercial fisheries to New Zealand seabirds, 2006–07 to 2012–13. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report 162: 85 p.

Spear, L. B.; Ainley, D. G.; Webb, S. W. 2005. Distribution, abundance, habitat use and behaviour of three Procellaria petrels off South America. Notornis 52(2): 88-105.

Waugh, S. M.; Doherty, P. F.; Freeman, A. N. D.; Adams, L.; Woods, G. C.; Bartle, J. A.; Hedley, G. K. 2006. Demography of Westland Petrels (Procellaria westlandica), 1995-2003. Emu 106(3): 219-226.

Waugh, S.M., Barbraud, C., Adams, L., Freeman, A.N.D., Wilson, K.-J., Wood, G., Landers, T.J. and Baker, G.B. 2015a. Modelling the demography and population dynamics of a subtropical seabird, and the influence of environmental factors. Condor 117: 147-164.

Waugh, S.M., Poupart, T. and Wilson, K-J. 2015b. Storm damage to Westland petrel colonies in 2014 from cyclone Ita. Notornis 62: 165-168.

Waugh, S.M.; Griffiths, J.W.; Poupart, T.A.; Filippi, D.P.; Rogers, K.; Arnould, J.Y.P. 2018. Environmental factors and fisheries influence the foraging patterns of a subtropical seabird, the Westland Petrel (Procellaria westlandica), in the Tasman Sea. The Condor 120(2): 371-387.

Waugh, S.M.; Wilson, K.-J. 2017. Threats and threat status of the Westland Petrel Procellaria westlandica. Marine Ornithology 45: 195-203.

Wilson, K.-J. 2016. A review of the biology and ecology and an evaluation of threats to the Westland petrel Procellaria westlandica. West Coast Penguin Trust.

Wood, G. and Otley, H. 2013. An assessment of the breeding range, colony sizes and population of the Westland petrel. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 40: 186-195.

Further resources

Additional information is available on the distribution of the Westland Petrel from the Global Procellariiform Tracking Database (http://www.seabirdtracking.org)

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Procellaria westlandica. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2022.