Nature Notes

December 27, 2012

Leach’s Storm Petrel: North Carolina Pelagic

Filed under: North Carolina,Pelagic — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Leach's Storm Petrel

Leach’s Storm Petrel

Leach’s Storm Petrel, Oceanodroma leucorhoa, is a widespread member of the Storm-Petrel Family. They have a dark plumage with a white rump, although there are populations which have a darker rump.

They are highly pelagic and don’t normally follow ships.

It breeds on northern hemisphere islands of the Atlantic and Pacific and only returns to the nest at night.


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  1. Great capture!

    Comment by Hilke Breder — December 28, 2012 @ 7:30 am

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