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August 4, 2017

Black-capped Petrel: North Carolina Pelagic

Filed under: North Carolina,Pelagic — Tags: , , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Black-capped Petrel

Black-capped Petrel

Black-capped Petrel, Pterodroma hasitata, is a common species in the gulf stream off of the mid-Atlantic. It breeds on Hispaniola and dispersed north along the U.S. coast and south to Brazil. Its black cap surrounded by a white collar is distinctive, as well as its white upper tail coverts with a dark tail band. It might be confused with the very rare Bermuda Petrel, Pterodromo cahow, which is wholly dark above.

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