White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis


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Further resources

Additional information is available on the distribution of the White-chinned Petrel from the Global Procellariiform Tracking Database (

Australian Govt - Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 - Recovery Outline

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Procellaria aequinoctialis. Downloaded from on 16/04/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 16/04/2021.