South Georgia Diving Petrel Pelecanoides georgicus ©Mike Danzenbaker Website

According to the IOC there are just four species of diving petrels:

Peruvian Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides garnotii
Magellanic Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides magellani
South Georgia Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides georgicus
Common Diving-Petrel Pelecanoides urinatrix

Number of Species
  • Number of bird species: 4

Useful Reading
  • Field Guide to the Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World

    by Derek Onley and Paul ScofieldSeries: HELM FIELD GUIDES 224 pages, 46 colour plates, distribution maps. Christopher Helm 2007 ISBN: 9780713643329 Buy this book from
  • Seabirds

    by Peter Harrison - Helm 1985 ISBN: 071363510X Buy this book from
  • Seabirds - a natural history

    by Anthony J Gaston A&C Black 2004
    See Fatbirder Review ISBN: 0713665572 Buy this book from
  • Southern Oceans Seabird Study Association

    SOSSA was founded by members of the New South Wales Albatross Study Group (NSWASG) in 1994. It was set up to be an umbrella organisation for many study groups concerned with studies of Southern Ocean bio-diversity. SOSSA is a wildlife research and conservation group which consists of dedicated people both professional and amateur. These people share a common interest and concern for the environment and the wildlife of the Southern Oceans
  • The Seabird Group

    The Seabird Group, a registered charity, was founded in 1966 to promote and help coordinate the study and conservation of seabirds
Other Links
  • Seabird Osteology

    The Seabirds Skull Gallery, existing since 2002, has only been changed a bit and was given a new name that covers the subject more properly. After two years working on this site it is not only skulls anymore that are shown. Regular visitors have already noticed that since December 2004 the scope has widened. It now includes also other parts of the seabird skeleton. In the Seabird Osteology section general aspects of seabird osteology are treated and in the species section you willl find a listing of families and groups with links to pages on skeletons of particular species or groups. There is always work in progress, which means that there will be additions and improvements from time to timeā€¦

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