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Gould found this storm petrel common in the Southern Oceans. It breeds in the sub-antarctic and is circumpolar. Closely related to the white-bellied storm petrel. The black-bellied prefers colder waters to the south of the range of the white-bellied.

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.


THALASSIDROMA MELANOGASTER:Gould.[Fregetta tropica.] Black-bellied Storm Petrel.

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