Cape Verde storm petrel

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Cape Verde storm petrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae
Genus: Oceanodroma
Species: O. jabejabe
Binomial name
Oceanodroma jabejabe
(Bolton, 2007)[1]

The Cape Verde storm petrel (Oceanodroma jabejabe) is an oceangoing bird found in the Atlantic Ocean, especially around the islands of Cape Verde. It was at one time considered to be a subspecies of the band-rumped storm petrel, but is now considered to be a separate species by the British Birding Association, the Dutch Birding Association and other authorities.[2][3] In its current draft checklist of seabirds the RNBWS considers validity unproven because of wide range of this group of birds, probability all populations not found yet, and failure to compare them all. W.R.P. Bourne.

They breed much of year but most nest in the winter.[4]


This bird is darker in plumage and the white rump is less conspicuous than Leach's storm petrel.[5]


  1. ^ (Viewed May 6, 2010) Archived June 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ UK400 Club
  3. ^ Royal Naval Birdwatching Society (Viewed May 6, 2010) Archived March 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Robb, M., Mullarney, K., and Sound Approach. (2008). Petrels Night and Day: A Sound Approach Guide. The Sound Approach: Dorset, UK.
  5. ^ [1]

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