Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Dark-rumped Petrel (Pterodroma phaeopygia) - HBW 1, p. 243

French: Pétrel des Hawaii German: Hawaiisturmvogel Spanish: Petrel Hawaiano
Other common names: Hawaiian Petrel; Galapagos Petrel (phaeopygia); Uau (sandwichensis)

Taxonomy: Oestrelata phaeopygia Salvin, 1876, Chatham Island, Galapagos.
Has been included in P. hasitata. Subspecies doubtfully distinguishable. Two subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • phaeopygia (Salvin, 1876) - Galapagos Is.
  • sandwichensis (Ridgway, 1884) - Hawaiian Is.

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