Order Procellariiformes

Family Pelecanoididae

Diving-petrels
Following the taxonomy applied to HBW Alive, derived from the recently published HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, this family is no longer valid and the relevant species are now considered as part of the family Petrels, Shearwaters (Procellariidae).
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General
  • Small, stocky seabirds with short wings and tail and "tubenose".
  • Circumpolar in Southern Ocean.
  • Subantarctic marine waters, inshore and offshore.
  • 18-25 cm.
  • 0 genera, 0 species, 0 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Carboneras, C. & Bonan, A. (2018). Diving-petrels (Pelecanoididae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52196 on 21 October 2018).