Diet When at sea, the majority of what the petrel eats is fish, sometimes eating squid, other molluscs or krill. The Snow Petrel eats remains of dead seals, whales and penguins.
Breeding Breeding usually occurs in colonies and those colonies live on the Antarctic Peninsula or the surrounding Sub-Antarctic Islands. The females land first and make a nest out of pebbles usually from a deep rock crevice. When the males arrive a singles white egg is laid during late November to early December and the egg must be incubated for 41 to 49 days and during this time the chick will hatch it is then looked after for approximately eight days before the chick has fully grown wings and it is then taught how to fly.
Snow Petrel Chick
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