Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Shearwaters and Petrels :: Mascarene Petrel

Mascarene Petrel Pterodroma aterrima

Described by: Bonaparte (1857)
Alternate common name(s): Mascarene Black Petrel, Reunion Petrel
Old scientific name(s): Pseudobulweria aterrima


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W. Indian Ocean in the vicinity of the Mascarene Is.;
Ex. restricted range;
Breeding grounds unknown. It is rumored to breed on inland cliffs on Reunion Is. (mountain forests near Entre-Deux and Bois Rouge) in the Mascarene Is. Formerly occurred on Rodriguez Is.
Its dispersal range is unknown.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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