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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

Identification

22·5–24 cm (8¾-9½)

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

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

This was a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Pelagic, except with breeding on wooded islands.

Behaviour

Breeding

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

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/
  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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