Head and neck black. Back chequered black and white. Wings white with broad black margins. Bill black. Body up to 40 cm long, wing span to 90 cm.
These fast-flying petrels follow ships and sometimes gather food near shore. They breed on Antarctic shores and sub-Antarctic islands.
Coastlines, large bays and open seas.
Sub-Antarctic islands and coasts of southern continents, a vagrant in northern hemisphere areas.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least concern