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Hawaiian Petrel

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Pterodroma sandwichensis


[edit] Identification

Dark grey-brown and white. Their feet are bicolored pink and black.

[edit] Distribution

Hawaiian Islands. Nests primarily in rocky openings in high elevation alpine lava fields and mountainsides on Mauna Loa and East Maui. Smaller nesting populations in other parts of the Hawaiian Islands are less well known.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

[edit] Habitat

Oceanic except when breeding.

[edit] Behaviour

Nests are built in burrows or rock crevices. 1 white egg is laid.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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