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Pterodroma ultima

Identification

38-41 cm in size, with a 97 cm wingspan. Dark gadfly petrel with pale flashes in the underwing. In some light conditions shows dark M on upperside.

Distribution

Breeds on islands in central south Pacific. Outside of breeding season ranges to eastern north Pacific and along the west coast of South America (November to May).

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

Habitat

Rocky islets and cliffs.

Behaviour

It nests on cliffs.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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