Matsudaira's storm petrel

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Matsudaira's storm petrel
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae
Subfamily: Hydrobatinae
Genus: Oceanodroma
Species: O. matsudairae
Binomial name
Oceanodroma matsudairae
Kuroda, 1922

Matsudaira's storm petrel (Oceanodroma matsudairae) is a species of seabird in the Hydrobatidae family.

It breeds solely in the Volcano Islands in the north-west Pacific Ocean, and winters in the Indian Ocean.

Its common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Japanese ornithologist Yorikatsu Matsudaira.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2014). "Oceanodroma matsudairae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 223.