from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Hydrobatidae.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Non-endemic threatened birds include the waved albatross Phoebastria irrorata (VU) and Markham's storm-petrel Oceanodroma markhami.

    Galápagos National Park & Galápagos Marine Resources Reserve, Ecuador

  • Storm petrels Oceanodroma spp. and phalaropes Phalaropus spp. visit from the ocean to feed.

    Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico

  • On Partida Island, there are least and black storm petrels Oceanodroma microsoma and O. melania and the locally endemic yellow-footed gull Larus livens.

    Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico

  • The islands are also one of the very few European breeding stations of Leach's storm petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa, with 92% of the British population (45,433 pairs), and also of the European storm petrel Hydrobates pelagicus (1,121 pairs).

    St Kilda (Hirta) National Nature Reserve, United Kingdom

  • Over 50 bird species include the world's second largest colony (25-30,000) of masked boobies Sula granti (VU), as well as the endangered swallowtailed gull Creagrus furcatus (EN), the Galapagos petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia (CR), and the peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus, Elliot's storm petrel Oceanites gracilis, Hornby's storm petrel Oceanodroma hornbyi, magnificent and greater frigate birds Fregata magnificens and F. minor.

    Malpelo Island Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, Colombia

  • Research in the North-western Hawaiian Islands suggests that sea-level rise could cause the loss of a significant proportion of the nesting sites for the Vulnerable Laysan Phoebastria immutabilis and Endangered Black-footed Albatross P. nigripes, and of the most populous remaining breeding sites for the Near Threatened Tristram's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma tristrami.

  • Other seabirds include white booby (Sula dactylatra), brown booby (Sula leucogasta), fairy tern (Gygis alba), Madeiran petrel (Oceanodroma castra), and black noddy (Arious tenuirestris).

    Ascension scrub and grasslands

  • Breeding seabirds of the Azores comprise 5 species of Procellariiformes, 4 Charadriiformes, and 1 Pelecaniform, and include Fea's petrel (Pterodroma feae), Bulwer's petrel (Bulweria bulwerii), manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus), little shearwater (Puffinus assimilis baroli) and two temporally-segregated forms of band-rumped storm-petrel (Oceanodroma castro).

    Azores temperate mixed forests

  • Important breeding colonies include more then 90% of Heerman’s gull Larus heermanni, 70% of the world population of black stormy petrel Oceanodroma melania, the world’s fourth largest population of blue-footed booby Sula nebouxii, on I. San Pedro Mártir and large colonies of elegant tern Sterna elegans on Rasa Island.

    Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.