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Bulwer's Petrel

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Photo © by Dave 2xPengjia, Taiwan, September 2017
Photo © by Dave 2x
Pengjia, Taiwan, September 2017
Bulweria bulwerii


[edit] Identification

Photo © by YeraySelvagem Islands, Madeira, August 2014
Photo © by Yeray
Selvagem Islands, Madeira, August 2014

26–29 cm (10¼-11½ in); long tail and wings

  • 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

Nocturnal. Flies low over the sea.

[edit] Diet

The diet consists of 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. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. BTO Web
  3. Whatbird
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)

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