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Monteiro's Storm Petrel - BirdForum Opus

Hydrobates monteiroi

Oceanodroma monteiroi



  • Sooty-brown plumage
  • Narrow, rectangular, white rump patch
  • Slightly forked tail
  • Dark bill with tube on top.

Similar Species

Leach's Storm Petrel


Endemic to the Azores.

Breeds in summer on Azores; extent of at-sea range unknown, possibly to eastern North America


This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in Band-rumped Storm Petrel.


Pelagic, but seems to stay around the Azores all year.



Quick wing beats between glides on bowed wings.


Breeding season May to early July (unlike Band-rumped Petrel who breeds in winter). It nests in colonies close to the sea in rock crevices and lays a single white egg. Nests are visited only at night.


  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. Collins Field Guide 5th Edition
  3. Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728 6
  4. USGS

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