Polynesian storm petrel

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Polynesian storm petrel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae
Subfamily: Oceanitinae
Genus: Nesofregetta
Mathews, 1912
Species: N. fuliginosa
Binomial name
Nesofregetta fuliginosa
(Gmelin, 1789)

Nesofregetta albigularis (Finsch, 1878)
Procellaria albigularis Finsch, 1878

The Polynesian storm petrel (Nesofregetta fuliginosa) is a species of seabird in the Hydrobatidae family. It is placed in the monotypic genus Nesofregetta.[citation needed]

Markedly polymorphic, several subspecies were described, and light birds were even considered a species on their own (white-throated storm-petrel). Not even subspecies are generally accepted today however.

It is found in Chile, French Polynesia, Kiribati, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, possibly American Samoa, possibly Fiji, and possibly Samoa.

Its natural habitats are open seas, rocky shores, and sandy shores. It is threatened by introduced predators in its nesting areas.


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