Baking: Least Storm-Petrel

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Oceanodroma microsoma

Length: 5.75 in Wingspan: 13.5 in Weight: 2-2.5 oz

Identification:

Dark gray with dark rump and wedge tail. Light carpal bar on wings. Smallest Pacific storm-petrel.

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Distribution:

Nests and from northern California to Baja California. In winter, range extends south to Ecuador.

Cool Facts:

The tiny Least Storm-Petrel is less than six inches long, making it the smallest storm-petrel, but these birds still live over the open ocean; during heavy storms they’ve been observed gliding through the troughs of waves for shelter.

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References:

Audubon Field Guide

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