Length: 8.7 in Wingspan: 21 inWeight: 2-2.5 oz
Dark overall with dark rump and long forked tail. Long wings with distinct carpal bar.
Nests off southern California and Baja California. During winter, found along the Pacific Coast of North America from California to Ecuador.
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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