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First South American record of the Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis


Authors

MANUEL MARIN1, FERNANDO DÍAZ2, RODRIGO GONZÁLEZ3, MATIAS GARRIDO4 & JOSH BECK5

1Section of Ornithology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90007, USA. Current address: Casilla 15 Melipilla, Chile (mma95@hotmail.com)
2Albatross Birding and Nature Tours, Julio Zegers 4209, Nuñoa, Santiago, Chile
3Santa María 7178, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile
4Ibsen #568 G-84. Cerro Delicias, Valparaíso, Chile
51077 Vista Madera Ln, El Cajon, CA, USA


Received 17 February 2017, accepted 11 March 2017

Date Pubished: 2017/10/15
Date Online: 2017/06/07


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Citation

MARIN, M., DÍAZ, F., GONZÁLEZ, R., GARRIDO, M. & BECK, J. 2017. First South American record of the Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis. Marine Ornithology 45: 121-122.


Key words: Chile, distribution, Northern Fulmar, Fulmarus glacialis, vagrant, Southern Hemisphere


Abstract

We report the first record of Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis, a common circumpolar Northern Hemisphere species, for South America. An individual that appeared to be of the Pacific origin was observed in February 2017 in waters off central Chile. The Pacific Ocean population on its post-breeding migration rarely goes farther south than Japan or northwest Mexico. One previous extralimital record occurred in waters off New Zealand a few years earlier.


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