White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis)

Order: Procellariformes | Family: Procellariidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coast of Lima

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coast of Lima

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. South Africa

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coast of Lima


Identification & Behavior: ~55 cm (21.6 in). The White-chinned Petrel is uniformly blackish-brown with a whitish chin and light yellowish bill. It forages in pelagic water often not far from the coast. It is very similar to the Westland Petrel Petrel but is distinguished by having a whitish chin and a uniformly pale yellowish bill without the black bill tip of the Westland Petrel. The Sooty Shearwater, is smaller and has pale underwing.

Status: The White-chinned Petrel is uncommon in Pelagic waters. It also occurs in Ec, Br, and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Petrel de Mentón Blanco.

Sub-species: White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis aequinoctialis), Linnaeus, 1758.

Meaning of Name: Procellaria: Mod. L. procella= storm, gale, procellarius= of the storm. aequinoctialis: L. equinox= equal and nox= night .

See more of the Family Procellariidae  peru aves

Distribution Mapwhite-chinned petrel
Voice
Generally silent at sea.


References:

    • 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 03/01/2017.