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Gould assigned this petrel the name "hasitata", meaning hesitant.

It is circumpolar in Southern Oceans and nests on subantarctic islands and interestingly, breeds during the southern hemisphere winter.

The original letterpress description accompanies this lithograph.


Published in The Birds of Australia. 1840-1848.


Author. John Gould.


Artist. John Gould and Henry Richter.


Lithograph. Original hand colour.


Paper size. 545 mm x 365 mm.


Condition. EXCELLENT.


Acquired from the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada.

PROCELLARIA HASITATA : Kukl. [Procellaria cinerea. Grey Petrel.]

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