Birds of the World

Procellariidae : Petrels & Shearwaters

Southern Giant Petrel

Macronectes giganteus

Kaikoura, New Zealand - November 2005

The dark morph of Southern Giant Petrel is almost identical to Northern Giant Petrel. The only difference is that the Southern has a pale green tip to the bill that from a distance makes the bill look uniform in colour, whereas the Northern has a red tip to the bill.