Order Procellariiformes

Family Hydrobatidae

Storm-petrels
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General
  • Small, light, "tubenosed" seabirds with long legs and rounded wings, or shorter legs and more pointed wings.
  • Cosmopolitan, in all oceans.
  • Marine, mainly offshore and pelagic.
  • 13-26 cm.
  • 8 genera, 23 species, 39 taxa.
  • 6 species threatened;
    1 species extinct since 1600.