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.

All Images are Available for Licensing at Singular Video&Pix

Facebook Flickr Vimeo Twitter LinkedIn Contact Us License Images

1 Comment »

  1. Great capture!

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

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Powered by WordPress