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Cape Verde Storm Petrel - BirdForum Opus


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Hydrobates jabejabe

Oceanodroma jabejabe

Identification

Similar Species

Leach's Storm Petrel

Distribution

Breeds in winter on Cape Verde Islands; extent of at-sea range unknown, possibly to eastern North America

Endemic to the Cape Verde Islands.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in Band-rumped Storm Petrel.

Habitat

Pelagic, extent of sea distribution not yet clear.

Behaviour

Flight

Quick wing beats between glides on bowed wings.

Breeding

It nests in colonies close to the sea in rock crevices and lays a single white egg. Nests are visited only at night.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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