Sooty storm-petrel

The Tristram's Storm-petrel has long angular wings and is 24 cm long. The plumage is all over dark with a slightly pale rump and a pale grey bar on the upperwing. The species is colonial, nesting in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, and in several small islands south of Japan, including the Bonin Islands and Izu. Colonies are attended nocturnally, and the species breeds during the winter. At sea the species is pelagic, feeding on squid and fish.

The Sooty storm-petrel is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

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storm-petrels, and sooty storm-petrels seem to feed extensively at night. Nocturnal petrels feed offshore, usually alone but occasionally in the company of other seabirds. 5. Neuston-feeding Terns The feeding habits of gray-backed terns and blue-gray noddies are unlike those of any other Hawaiian seabirds. Their diets are somewhat similar and consist of small prey obtained close to the islands.They feed by plunging. More

Order : Procellariiformes
Family : Hydrobatidae
Genus : Oceanodroma
Species : tristrami
Authority : Salvin, 1896