Order: Procellariiformes | Family: Hydrobatidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown |Loc. Various
Status: The Leach’s Storm-Petrel is non-breeding migrants known to occur in the waters of north and central Peru. It also occurs in Co and Ec.
Name in Spanish: Golondrina de Mar Boreal.
Sub-species: Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa).
Meaning of Name: Hydrobates: Hydro: Gr.= water, and bates= walker, one who walks. leucorhoa: Gr. leukos = white and orrhos= the rump.
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.