Black-capped Petrel

Other Names: Diablotín

Distribution: eastern Caribbean north to Florida and south to Venezuela.

Black-capped Petrel distribution range map

Description:

Size: 40-42 cm in length with a 89-102 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Adults have a gray-brown back and wings, with a white neck and rump. The undersides are mainly white apart from a black cap (that in some individuals extends to cover the eye) and some dark underwing markings. The tail may be brownish-gray. The eyes and beak are black.

Species image
Black-capped Petrel

Black-capped Petrel

Bill Shape
hooked-seabird
Regions
atlanticcoast
connecticut
cuba
florida
georgia
kentucky
maryland
massachusetts
new hampshire
new jersey
new york
north carolina
nova scotia
ohio
ontario
pennsylvania
rhodeisland
south carolina
texas
virginia
west virginia
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
Oceans
Color
black
brown
white
Body Shape
gull
Size
medium
Order
albatross, petrel, shearwater, storm-diving petrel - procellariiformes
Conservation Status
Endangered