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1 December 2007 EFFECTS OF THE FIRST SOUTHERN ATLANTIC HURRICANE ON ATLANTIC PETRELS (PTERODROMA INCERTA)
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We report a massive inland displacement of petrels, particularly female Atlantic Petrels (Pterodroma incerta) in southern Brazil, after Hurricane Catarina, the first ever reported hurricane in the South Atlantic Ocean. At least 354 petrels were affected and were found in 26 different locations, up to 420 km from the coast and 1,100 m above sea level. Birds were in heavy molt and near starvation, which probably contributed to their displacement and mortality.

Leandro Bugoni, Martin Sander, and Erli Schneider Costa "EFFECTS OF THE FIRST SOUTHERN ATLANTIC HURRICANE ON ATLANTIC PETRELS (PTERODROMA INCERTA)," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119(4), 725-729, (1 December 2007). https://doi.org/10.1676/06-141.1
Received: 2 October 2006; Accepted: 1 March 2007; Published: 1 December 2007
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