• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Pincoya Storm Petrel - BirdForum Opus

Stub.png This article is incomplete.
This article is missing one or more sections. You can help the BirdForum Opus by expanding it.

Oceanites pincoyae


Described in 2013 after first photographed in 2009 and formally discovered in 2011.

  • Blackish-brown head, mantle, scapulars, back and upper rump with a silver-grey wash on nape, mantle, scapulars and back
  • Bold white ulnar bars and extensive white panels to underwing
  • White lower belly and vent
  • White outer vanes to the outer two pairs of rectrices

Unlike other species in the genus Oceanites it has a distinctive juvenile plumage.


Only known from the Chiloe region, Chile.
Has probably only a small range.


A monotypic species.


Sheltered seas in the Chiloe region.


Foraging methodes include "mouse-runs" and repeated diving.


  1. Peter Harrison, Michel Sallaberry, Chris P Gaskin, Karen A Baird, Alvaro Jamarillo, Shirley Maria Metz, Mark Pearman, Michael O'Keeffe, Jim Dowdall, Seamus Enright, Kieran Fahy, Jeff Gilligan and Gerard Lillie (2013). "A new storm-petrel species from Chile". The Auk 130 (1): 180-191.

Recommended Citation

External Links