Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Storm-Petrels :: Polynesian Storm-Petrel

Polynesian Storm-Petrel Nesofregetta fuliginosa

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Polynesian Storm Petrel, Polynesian Storm-petrel, White-throated Storm-petrel, Samoan Storm-petrel, Samoan Storm Petrel
Old scientific name(s): Nesofregetta albigularis, Nesofregetta moestissima


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Sc. Pacific Ocean;
Breeds in Vanuatu, Fiji, Kiribati (Phoenix and Line Is.), Kiritimati (Christmas Is.), Austral (Tubuai and Rapa Is.), Marquesas, Gambier, and possibly Samoa (Sala-y-Gomez).
Limited dispersal throughout the wc. Pacific n. to the Marshall Is. and along the South Equatorial Current towards the e. Pacific.


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


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