Polynesian storm petrel

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Polynesian storm petrel
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Oceanitidae
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 family Oceanitidae. It is placed in the monotypic genus Nesofregetta.[2]

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.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Nesofregetta fuliginosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Gill F. and Donsker D. (eds), Family Oceanitidae, in IOC World Bird Names (ver 6.2), International Ornithologists’ Union, 2016.

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