Order: Procellariiformes | Family: Hydrobatidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Various
Status: The Band-rumped Storm-Petrel is known from a few sightings off the coast of northern. However, no documentation has been presented on how they were identified. Additional information is required to confirm these reports. It also occurs in Co and Ec.
Name in Spanish: Golondrina de Mar de Madeira.
Sub-species: Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma castro), Harcourt, 1851.
Meaning of Name: Hydrobates: Hydro: Gr.= water, and bates= walker, one who walks.. castro: a Spanish or Portuguese last name. Also, it has been suggested that the word is onomatopoeic to describe the incessant calls of chicks of this species on the nest.
Generally silent at sea.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.