Wilson’s storm-petrel

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The Wilson’s storm-petrel – Oceanites oceanicus is a small marine bird of Type – seabird, the Family Oceanitidae (the Southern storm-petrels), and the Order Procellariiformes. It breeds in the Southern Hemisphere on the long looping chain of islands between S America and the tip of the Antarctic Peninsular. Outside of the breeding season it has a circumpolar distribution which during the N hemisphere summer extends into the northern regions of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. In the AWB Region on the Atlantic it extends as far north as Brittany and in the Indian Ocean it extends into the Red Sea as far as Eritrea and into the southern Arabian Gulf as far as Bahrain.

Type - seabird - colonial nester on sea cliff crevices or small burrows, 
Breeding Habitat - Antarctic coastlines and offshore islands, 
Winter Habitat - pelagic Southern Oceans and N Atlantic, 

Order:   Procellariiformes
Family:  Oceanitidae
Genus:   Oceanites

Species - Oceanites oceanicus
Wilson's storm-petrel - Species - ebird.org
Wilson's storm-petrel - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Wilson's storm-petrel - Species - nzbirdsonline.org.nz
Wilson's storm-petrel - Species - avibase
Wilson's storm-petrel - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Wilson's storm-petrel - Images - google.com
Wilson's storm-petrel - Video - youtube.com
Wilson's storm-petrel - Datazone - birdlife.org





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