Baking: Black Storm-Petrel

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Oceanodroma melania

Length: 8.7 in Wingspan: 21 inWeight: 2-2.5 oz

Identification:

Dark overall with dark rump and long forked tail. Long wings with distinct carpal bar.

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Distribution:

Nests off southern California and Baja California. During winter, found along the Pacific Coast of North America from California to Ecuador.

Cool Facts:

Black Storm-Petrels and their relatives have delicate legs not meant for long walks on the beach, and can manage little more than a shuffle on land. These birds come to shore only briefly to raise their chicks, or when blown off course by storms.

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References:

Audubon Field Guide

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