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Hawaiian Petrel - BirdForum Opus

Pterodroma sandwichensis

Identification

37·5–40 cm (14¾-15¾ in)

  • Long wings
  • Long tail
  • Dark cap
  • Blackish upperparts
  • White underparts
  • Pink and black feet

Distribution

Hawaiian Islands; ranges south to Polynesia.

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.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

Habitat

Oceanic except when breeding.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists mostly of squid and octopus.

Breeding

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

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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Oct 2017)
  3. Animal.memozee

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