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Bulwer's Petrel

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Photo by YeraySelvagem Islands, Madeira, August 2014
Photo by Yeray
Selvagem Islands, Madeira, August 2014
Bulweria bulwerii


[edit] Identification

25-29 cm

  • Dark brown plumage
  • Pale diagonal bars across secondary coverts
  • Long pointed tail
  • Hooked black bill
  • Black legs and feet

[edit] Distribution

Azores to Cape Verde Islands, Johnston and north-western Hawaiian islands.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Pelagic; breeds in rocky holes or under thick vegetation.

[edit] Behaviour


[edit] Diet

The diet includes plankton, squid and small fish which are picked from the surface in flight.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from
  2. BTO Web
  3. Whatbird

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