Magenta petrel (Pterodroma magentae)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The magenta petrel, or Taiko as it is known locally, is native to Chatham Island, New Zealand (BirdLife International 2000), the largest island in the Chatham Islands chain, covering 348 square miles (900 km\2\, Wikipedia 2007b). Based on fossil evidence and historical records, it is believed that the magenta petrel was once the most abundant burrowing seabird on Chatham Island (Bourne 1964, Sutton and Marshall 1977, as cited in NZDOC 2001a). It has been reported that prior to 1900, indigenous Moriori and Maori harvested thousands of petrel chicks for food (Crockett 1994). The limited feeding habits data show that the magenta petrel preys on squid (Heather and Robertson 1997, as cited in BirdLife International 2000).
This species is listed wherever it is found, but
- Countries in which the the Magenta petrel, Entire is known to occur: New Zealand
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|09/14/2009||Foreign (Region 10)||Entire|
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|01/20/1984||49 FR 2485 2488||Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 49 FR 2485-2488|
|05/12/1981||46 FR 26464 26469||ETWP; Notice of Petition Acceptance and Status Review|
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