Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Storm-Petrels :: Black Storm-Petrel
Black Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma melania
Described by: Bonaparte (1854)
Alternate common name(s): Black Storm Petrel, Black Storm-petrel
Old scientific name(s): Loomelania melania
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RangeNc. w. Pacific Ocean;
Breeds on is. off the Pacific coast of the sw. United States (s. California, Channel Is. off Santa Barbara and Sutil Is.) and Baja, Mexico (Los Coronados and San Benito Is. in the Pacific and Consag Rock, San Luis and Partida Is. in the n. Gulf of California).
Disperses n. to Monterey Bay and Point Reyes, c. California and s. to at least 8°S off the w. coast of Mexico (Sonora, Nayarit and Guerrero), Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica (Gulf of Nicoya and Gulf of Dulce), Panama, Colombia (Buenaventura Harbor), Ecuador to n. Peru.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: breeds off s. CAL (islets off Santa Barbara and Sutil Is.);
Fall and early winter: n. to c. CAL (Monterey Bay and Point Reyes).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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