FIRST BREEDING RECORD OF PINTADO PETREL DAPTION CAPENSIS AT MARION ISLAND
Pintado or Cape Petrels Daption capense have a circumpolar distribution and have been recorded breeding at 23 localities in the Southern Ocean. They have been recorded as vagrants to Marion Island since 1951. Oosthuizen et al. (2009) regarded them as occurring too frequently for the species to be regarded as a vagrant, but was never thought to be breeding there. This is the first record of the species breeding at the PEIs and brings the number of seabird species, including the Lesser Sheathbill, reported breeding there to 31.
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