French: Pétrel des Galapagos German: Galapagossturmvogel Spanish: Petrel de Galápagos
Other common names:
Dark-rumped Petrel (when lumped with P. sandwichensis)
San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos
E Pacific Ocean, breeding in Galapagos Is (Santa Cruz, Floreana, Santiago, San Cristóbal, Isabela and possibly elsewhere).
39·5–42 cm; c. 387–434 g; wingspan 99–110 cm. Large and slim gadfly petrel looking long-winged and long-tailed, dark-capped but relatively plain... read more
Principally gives a 3–4-syllable “(kee-kee)-kee-kee-koo”, with the last note drawn-out and often... read more
Marine and pelagic, normally keeping well away from land, except at colonies. Breeds on thickly... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly squid, octopuses (e.g. Amphitretus pelagicus, Vitreledonella richardi, Argonauta sp., Alloposus... read more
Season highly variable and sometimes protracted, laying May–Oct, peaking Aug, occasionally Nov–Mar (San Cristóbal), with... read more
Occurs in tropical Pacific between 20º N and 20º S, and W along equator to c. 120º W... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Rapid decline—from thriving population to c. 6000–15,000 mature individuals, due to predation by pigs (Sus scrofa), feral dogs (... read more
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