Baking: Leach’s Storm-Petrel

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Oceanodroma leucorhoa

Length: 8 in Wingspan: 18 inWeight: 1-2 oz

Identification:

Dark overall with white rump. Distinguished by relatively short legs, long notched tail, and bounding flight pattern. Pale carpal bar is distinct and extends to front edge of wing.

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Distribution:

Nests from Japan around the Pacific Ocean to Baja California, and from Iceland to Norway in the Atlantic; also few off South Africa.

Cool Facts:

Continuing in the trend of names referencing water walking, the Leach’s Storm-petrel belongs to the genus Oceanodroma, Greek for “water running.” This bird breeds off both coasts of North America.

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References:

Audubon Field Guide

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