Pterodroma atrata
The Henderson Petrel (Pterodroma atrata) is a ground-nesting species of seabird in the Procellariidae family. Adults measure on average 37 cm. It has a uniform grey-brown plumage. It is classified among the Gadfly petrels.
It is found in the Pitcairn Islands, and possibly in French Polynesia, though confusion over the taxon makes reports of this species in the Marquesas, Tuamotus, Australs and Gambiers uncertain. Breeding colonies formerly existed on Ducie Island, but were wiped out by invasive rats by 1922. It is now believed to nest uniquely on Henderson island, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988. The International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies it as closely related to Pterodroma arminjoniana and Pterodroma heraldica. Its natural habitat is the moist subtropical scrub found on that island. The endangered habitat of this species was identified in 2007 as requiring urgent action to restore it.
During Captain Cook's first voyage, Daniel Solander recorded in his manuscript on the 21 March 1769 his observations on a new petrel, on which he named Procellaria atrata. Solander's account only became known when Gregory Mathews published Solander's account in 1912. Mathews renamed it Pterodroma atrata, since dark-plumage birds of this species were considered to be dark-morph Herald petrels. It was only as late as 1996 that evidence was provided that these birds were specifically distinct from pale-morph Herald Petrels.
Millions of pairs of Henderson petrel used to breed on the island several centuries ago. Brooke calculated breeding pairs to be around 16,000 in 1991/2. Contemporary colony numbers are estimated to be in the 40,000 range. The Pacific rat (rattus exulans), introduced by local Polynesian traders, has almost wiped out the existing colony, devouring 25,000 petrel chicks per annum. To save the species from imminent extinction, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, in a last-ditch £1.5 million project, has mounted an attempt to achieve a massive rodent cull to exterminate the predator population on the island. This attempt to re-establish a rat-free habitat will take place in August, 2011.

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Pterodroma atrata is known to breed only on Henderson Island, Pitcairn Islands ( to UK), but may have also bred on Pitcairn Island in the past and has apparently ...
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Henderson Petrel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Henderson Petrel (Pterodroma atrata) is a ground-nesting species of seabird in the Procellariidae family. Adults measure on average 37 cm. It has a uniform ...
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Henderson Petrel (Pterodroma atrata) Mathews, 1912. summary taxon grid map eBird ... Pétrel de Henderson ( Pterodroma atrata) Clements 5th edition (incl.
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Oct 8, 2010 ... Learn more about the Henderson petrel - with amazing Henderson petrel videos, photos and facts on ARKive.
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Genus Pterodroma, Pseudobulweria and Aphrodroma are also knwon as the Gadfly Petrels. They vary in size from rather small birds such as the ...
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Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae). Henderson Petrel (Pterodroma atrata). Endangered. List · Thumbs · All · Videos · Photos · Sounds ...
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Henderson Petrel · Pterodroma atrata · (Mathews, 1912). Order: PROCELLARIIFORMES. Family: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters). Genus: Pterodroma.
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The Henderson Petrel (Pterodroma atrata) is a ground-nesting species of seabird in the Procellariidae family. Adult species measure on average 37 cm. It has a ...
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The Henderson Petrel (Pterodroma atrata) is a ground-nesting species of seabird ... Michael Brooke, Albatrosses and petrels across the world, Oxford University ...
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Laberinto en extinción: Petrel de Henderson (Pterodroma atrata)
Nombre vulgar: Petrel de HendersonNombre científico: Pterodroma atrataEstado: en peligro, causas: la depredación por ratas. Orden: Procellariformes Familia: Procellaridae En el mundo: Islas del Océano PacíficoRegión: Polynesia, PitcairnTamaño: 36cmAlimento: cefalópodos, peces, crustáceos ´Algunos parientes cercanos:Petrel cahow; en peligro (Pterodroma cahow) Islas Océanicas: Bahams, BermudaPetrel chileno; vulnerable (Pterodroma defilippiana) Isla Desventurados, Juan FernandezPetrel hawaiano; vulnerable (Pterodroma sandwichensis) Hawaii ´Fuentes: http://www.
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British Birds – but far away by Richard Porter | BirdLife Community
Henderson, one of the Pitcairn Islands, is home to Endangered Henderson Petrel Pterodroma atrata and many of the world’s gadfly petrels. Together with its endemic plants, snails and invertebrates, not to mention its turtle population, it must surely be as important as Britain & Ireland in terms of global biodiversity.
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Despite swingeing cuts to the public sector, the UK Government has managed to find £200,000 to help fund the eradication of rats from the World Heritage site of Henderson Island in the Pacific...
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