Oceanodroma melania matsudariae
[sic] Nagamichi Kuroda, 1922,
Sagami Bay, Honshu, Japan.
Sometimes considered a subspecies of H. melania; these two sometimes isolated in separate genus, Loomelania, in view of long tarsi. Original spelling corrected on basis of internal evidence. Monotypic.
Tropical Indian Ocean and Timor Sea, breeding at Kita-Iwojima and Minami-Iwojima, in Volcano Is (Iwo Is), SE of Japan. Has also been recorded around the Ogasawara Is and is assumed by some to breed there#R, but this requires confirmation.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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