Storm-petrels (Hydrobatidae)

Fork-tailed Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma furcata) - HBW 1, p. 271

French: Océanite à queue fourchue German: Gabelschwanz Wellenläufer Spanish: Paíño Rabihorcado
Other common names: Grey Storm-petrel

Taxonomy: Procellaria furcata Gmelin, 1789, icy seas between America and Asia.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • furcata (Gmelin, 1789) - N Kuril, Commander and Aleutian Is.
  • plumbea (Peale, 1848) - W coast of N America, from Alaska S to N California.

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