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European Storm-Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): European Storm Petrel, European Storm-petrel, British Storm-petrel, Storm-petrel
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


near Isles of Scilly, England - Sep 16, 2004 © Glen Tepke  near Isles of Scilly, England - Sep 16, 2004 © Glen Tepke  Ile dOuessant, Finistère, Bretagne, France - Jul 30, 2007 © Aurélien Audevard  Ile dOuessant, Finistère, Bretagne, France - Sep 13, 2007 © Aurélien Audevard 
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E. n. Atlantic Ocean, w. Mediterranean Sea to s. Atlantic Ocean and ex. sw. Indian Ocean;
Breeds in the ne. Atlantic Ocean on is. off s. Iceland (Vestmann Is.), Faeroes, c. Norway (Lofoten Is.), n. Scotland, w. England, Wales (Iles of Scilly), n., w. and s. Ireland (County Kerry), the Channel Is. (Little Burhou), w. France (Brittany and Biarritz), Spain, Portugal and off Morocco (Salvage Is.), is. in the Mediterranean off Spain, Algeria, Tunisia, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, s. Italy, the Balearics and Malta and is. in the Adriatic Sea off Yugoslavia and the Aegean Sea to Greece. Formerly bred on Ile de la Galite off Tunisia.
Disperses to Yugoslavia, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Canary Is., off w. Africa (Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Ivory Coast). Main wintering areas are off Namibia and South Africa e. to the coast of Natal and n. to the mouth of the Zambezi River in the s. Mozambique Channel, ex. sw. Indian Ocean.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


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


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