Wilson's Storm-petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) - HBW 1, p. 267
French: Océanite de Wilson
German: Buntfuß Sturmschwalbe
Spanish: Paíño de Wilson
Other common names: Flat-clawed/Yellow-webbed Storm-petrel
Taxonomy: Procellaria oceanica Kuhl, 1820, South Georgia.
Possible race maorianus (taken off New Zealand) may be extinct. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- oceanicus (Kuhl, 1820) - subantarctic islands, from Cape Horn E to Kerguelen Is.
- exasperatus Mathews, 1912 - South Shetland, South Sandwich Is, coastal Antarctica.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 20 videos
A bird flying over rocks (slow motion 50%) Locality Half Moon Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (ssp exasperatus)
Gus Yaki 5 February 2000 5 years ago 11 sec 4
A bird swooping to the water´s surface to feed and then flying off Locality St Andrews Bay, South Georgia
Ramón Mascort 16 March 2002 10 years ago 15 sec 3.9
A bird in flight over the ocean (50% speed). Locality Uruguay
Josep del Hoyo 23 April 2012 51 weeks ago 20 sec 3.9
A bird flying and feeding on flight (then at 50% speed). Locality Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
Josep del Hoyo 18 October 2009 2 years ago 23 sec 3.9
An individual looking for food while flying (then at 50% speed). Locality Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia
Josep del Hoyo 18 October 2009 2 years ago 44 sec 3.7
A bird flying near a boat. NOTE: Film speed slowed by 50% Locality Hauraki Gulf, Auckland Region, North Island, New Zealand
Brooke Clibbon 7 November 2005 6 years ago 15 sec 3.4
PhotosSee all 12 photos
In flight showing upperwing
Locality Isles of Scilly, England, Great Britain
ben lascelles 5 August 2005 3 years ago 4.1
Bird flying and looking for some rest of a Leopard Seal meal.
Locality Port Circumcision, Petermann Island, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (ssp exasperatus)
Christophe Gouraud 16 March 2013 10 weeks ago 4
Off-shore. A huge group (more then 50 birds) dancing in the waves
Locality Callao Province, Peru
auf 3 August 2008 3 years ago 3.8
Flying over the ocean from a boat.
Locality Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA (United States)
David Beadle 29 May 2010 22 weeks ago 3.7
Pattering - a common feeding technique on the species
Locality Portimão, Algarve Region, Portugal
António José Gonçalves 12 September 2010 42 weeks ago 3.7
Foraging flock on meltwater outlet
Locality Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica
Kees Camphuysen 7 February 2009 15 weeks ago 3.5
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