Status of the Westland Petrel ( Procellaria westlandica ) off South America
|Title||Status of the Westland Petrel ( Procellaria westlandica ) off South America|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Authors||Brinkley, ES, Howell, SNG, Force, MP, Spear, LB, Ainley, DC|
|Type of Article||paper|
|Keywords||distribution, moult, Procellaria westlandica), South America, Westland Petrel|
The presence of small numbers of Westland petrels (Procellaria westlandica)) off the east and west coasts of South America is a relatively recent discovery. Evidence for the presence of the species in those seas has, however, been found to extend back at least as far as 1913, with the re-identification of a specimen in the American Museum of Natural History collection as F! westlandica. Preliminary comments are given on the condition of plumage of Westland petrels observed in South American waters.