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Macronectes halli

Northern Giant-Petrel

A large seabird up to 95cm in length with a wingspan of 150-210cm. The Northern Giant-Petrel has a circumpolar pelagic distribution, usually between 40-64ºS in open oceans. Their range extends into subtropical waters (to 28ºS) in winter and early spring, and they are a common visitor in NSW waters, predominantly along the south-east coast during winter and autumn. Declared Vulnerable in NSW.

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  • Macronectes halli Scientific name
  • Northern Giant-Petrel Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive
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