Up to 42cm
Invasive predators and pollution.
Highly pelagic. Flies over surface and patters surface with long legs while foraging.
Planktonic crustaceans, small fish and fish offal.
Passage migrant (mostly Aug. – Oct.). Rarely close to land.
Breeds in rocky islands and cliffs in the South Atlantic Islands and coastal Antarctica.
Find out more about the marine megafauna in Portugal with the official AIMM Species Guide.
The Species Guide is a digital guide in English where you’ll find various information about the marine species that occur in mainland Portugal. You’ll find biological information, behavior, conservation status and much more!
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