Collared petrel

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Collared petrel
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae
Genus: Pterodroma
Species: P. brevipes
Binomial name
Pterodroma brevipes
(Peale, 1848)

The collared petrel (Pterodroma brevipes) is a species of seabird in the family Procellariidae. It is sometimes regarded as a subspecies of Gould's petrel (P. leucoptera).

Its breeding range is uncertain and it is currently known to breed only in Fiji where it occurs on Gau and possibly other islands. It formerly bred in the Cook Islands and may still breed in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. It is an unconfirmed breeder in Samoa, American Samoa and French Polynesia.

It nests on steep, forested slopes in a burrow or among tree roots. It feeds in open seas and some disperse into the central Pacific outside the breeding season.

The population from Vanuatu was considered to be a new subspecies Pterodroma brevipes magnificens in 2010.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pterodroma brevipes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Pterodroma brevipes magnificens (Bretagnolle & Shirihai, 2010): Banks Islands, Vanuatu. Bull BOC 130(4).