Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata) - HBW 1, p. 238

French: Pétrel diablotin German: Teufelssturmvogel Spanish: Petrel Antillano
Other common names: Diablotin, Capped Petrel; Jamaican Petrel (caribbaea)

Taxonomy: Procellaria hasitata Kuhl (ex Forster), 1820, no locality.
May include P. cahow. Race caribbaea sometimes considered to merit recognition as full species. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hasitata (Kuhl, 1820) - Cuba and Hispaniola; Guadeloupe, Dominica (possibly extinct) and (?) Martinique.
  • caribbaea Carte, 1866 - Jamaica (probably extinct).

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