Sooty storm-petrel

The Markham's Storm-petrel is a species of seabird in the Hydrobatidae family. It is found in Chile, Colombia, French Polynesia, Peru, possibly Costa Rica, and possibly Ecuador. Its natural habitat is open seas. It is named in honor of Sir Albert Hastings Markham.

The Sooty storm-petrel is classified as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction.

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Order : Procellariiformes
Family : Hydrobatidae
Genus : Oceanodroma
Species : markhami
Authority : (Salvin, 1883)