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Guadalupe Storm Petrel - BirdForum Opus

Skull t.png The species Guadalupe Storm Petrel is extinct.
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Photo by Isurus
Chicago Field Museum
Hydrobates macrodactylus

Oceanodroma macrodactyla


22·5–24 cm (8¾-9½)

  • Blackish-brown upperparts
  • Light grey wing bar
  • White rump
  • Forked tail


Formerly bred Guadalupe Island (Mexico); last reported 1912.


This was a monotypic species[1].


Pelagic, except with breeding on wooded islands.



They nested in burrows which they lined with leaves and pine needles. Eggs were laid between March and June.


  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/
  2. del Hoyo, J., N. Collar, G. M. Kirwan, and C. J. Sharpe (2021). Guadalupe Storm-Petrel (Hydrobates macrodactyla), version 1.1. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.guspet.01.1

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