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Punta Lomas pelagic, Arequipa, Peru, 24 June, 2023
Hydrobates markhami

Oceanodroma markhami


Breeds in the Atacama desert of Chile, up to 70 km inland; mostly found in waters of Peru and Chile, often farther out at sea than co-occurring storm-petrels.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Open seas


Breeding seems to take place mostly under salpetre crust in the very dry Atacama desert at elevations of 400-900 m asl.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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