Snow petrels sitting on ice

Snow petrel

Snow petrels frequent Antarctica and the surrounding seas. They feeds out at sea, but breed on the coast and spend the winter on the pack ice. They've even been spotted at the South Pole.

Scientific name: Pagodroma nivea

Rank: Species

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Distribution

Map showing the distribution of the Snow petrel taxa

Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Snow petrel can be found in a number of locations including: Antarctica. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.

Habitats

The following habitats are found across the Snow petrel distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

Conservation Status

Least Concern

  1. EX - Extinct
  2. EW
  3. CR - Threatened
  4. EN - Threatened
  5. VU - Threatened
  6. NT
  7. LC - Least concern

Year assessed: 2009

Classified by: IUCN 3.1

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