Wilsons Storm-Petrel

Distribution / Range

The Wilson's Storm-petrels are found on the Antarctic coastlines and nearby islands such as the South Shetland Islands. They are more common in the north Atlantic than the Pacific.

Description

The Wilson's Storm-petrel measures about 16 - 18.5 cm in length and has a wingspan of 38 - 42 cm.

The plumage is mostly dark brown, except for a white rump.

It resembles the slightly smaller European Storm-petrel, but can be identified by the  pale bar on the upper wing, plain underwings and longer legs.

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Wilsons Storm-Petrel

Wilsons Storm-Petrel

Bill Shape
hooked-seabird
Eats
Fish
Regions
alabama
california
connecticut
delaware
florida
georgia
hawaii
labrador
louisiana
maine
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
mississippi
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new york
north carolina
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
ontario
oregon
pacific coast
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
texas
vermont
virginia
washington
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
squared-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
coasts
Oceans
Color
black
brown
Body Shape
gull
Size
small
Order
albatross, petrel, shearwater, storm-diving petrel - procellariiformes
storm petrels - hydrobatidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species