French: Pétrel de Murphy German: Murphysturmvogel Spanish: Petrel de Murphy
Oeno Island, south Pacific.
SC Pacific Ocean, breeding on Austral Is, Tuamotu, Pitcairn Is and Easter I#R.
34·5–41 cm; 335–435 g; wingspan 89–97 cm. Dark with small bill, full forebody and only weak pattern on both wing surfaces. Feathers of foreface... read more
Two principal vocalizations have been described: a soft, owl-like “hoo-hoo-hoo-hoooooooooo” or “uh-... read more
Marine and pelagic, rarely approaching land except at colonies. Breeds on rocky islets off tropical... read more
Food and feeding
Very little known, with most data based on study of 37 stomach samples, principally from mid-sized chicks on Oeno; this study found that... read more
First nests recently found on Austral Is, where incubation during Mar, and on Easter I (Chile), where eggs in Aug; elsewhere, in Pitcairns... read more
Probably disperses within tropical Pacific, from CS Pacific towards the W coast of North America,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, with an overall population estimated at perhaps 800,000–1,000,000 birds. Major colonies are in Pitcairn... read more
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