Storm-petrels (Hydrobatidae)

White-faced Storm-petrel (Pelagodroma marina) - HBW 1, p. 267

French: Océanite frégate German: Weißgesicht Sturmschwalbe Spanish: Paíño Pechialbo
Other common names: Frigate Petrel

Taxonomy: eadesi Procellaria marina Latham, 1790, off the mouth of the Río de la Plata, lat. 35° 37° S.
Race should perhaps be included within hypoleuca; validity of race albiclunis has also been questioned. Six subspecies normally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hypoleuca (Moquin Tandon, 1841) - Salvage Is.
  • eadesi Bourne, 1953 - Cape Verde Is.
  • marina (Latham, 1790) - Tristan da Cunha and possibly Gough I.

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  • hypoleuca (Moquin Tandon, 1841) - Salvage Is.
  • eadesi Bourne, 1953 - Cape Verde Is.
  • marina (Latham, 1790) - Tristan da Cunha and possibly Gough I.
  • dulciae Mathews, 1912 - W & S Australia.
  • maoriana Mathews, 1912 - New Zealand area.
  • albiclunis Murphy & Irving, 1951 - Kermadec Is.
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