Mottled Petrel

Other Names: none

Distribution: Deep Pacific waters, excluding those off South America; approaches land near Australia and New Zealand.

Mottled Petrel distribution range map

Description:

Size: 33-35 cm in length with a 74-82 cm wingspan.

Plumage: The upper back is gray, with a darker M shape across the back, rump and wings. The face is white mottled with gray and with a dark patch under the eye. The underside of the wing is white, with a broad black band running diagonally from the bend of the wing towards the body, and the tip and trailing edge of the bottoms of the wings are dark. The bill is black and the eyes are black with black eyelids.

Mottled Petrel

Bill Shape
hooked-seabird
Regions
alaska
british columbia
california
hawaii
new york
oregon
pacific coast
washington
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Habitat
coasts
Oceans
Color
gray
Body Shape
gull
Size
medium
Order
albatross, petrel, shearwater, storm-diving petrel - procellariiformes
Conservation Status
Near Threatened
Bird Species