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Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

Océanite de Castro

Oceanodroma castro

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Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

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9" 22.7cm 19" 48.3cm 1.5 oz. 42.5g Hydrobatidae Oceanodroma castro

  • Summer
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

Distribution: The Band-rumped Storm-Petrel is similar looking to the Wilson's Storm-Petrel, except for having shorter legs. They are both seen in areas of the Atlantic Ocean, where their ranges overlap. This small mostly black and white swallow like seabird prefers the warmer tropical waters. It is seen off the coast of Virginia, through the Bahamas Islands, west of the southern tip of Florida, and into the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds