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Alternative name: Dark-rumped Petrel

Photo by Swiss7
Galapagos, Ecuador, July 2009
Pterodroma phaeopygia



Breeds in the Galapagos Islands; ranges from Clipperton Island to northern Peru


This is a monotypic species[1].


Upperside showing the dark rump (click on image for larger version)
Photo by Swiss7
Galapagos, Ecuador, July 2009

Pelagic when not breeding.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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