Pelagodroma marina   (Latham,  1790) (Bird)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Aves
Order:Procellariiformes
Family:Hydrobatidae

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Description
Size: 20 cm.

Habits : Pelagic, seldom follows ships, hold wings horizontally and legs hanging in glide, also hops on surface, occasionally dips breast in the water.

Has white underparts, underwing-coverts, and supercilium, dark crown and ear coverts, brownish grey upperparts, grey rump, jagged black tail, broad and oval-shaped wings. has characteristic flight pattern, which is hurried and jumpy.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• White-faced Storm-Petrel (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Small fish and squids.
IUCN Status:  Least Concern

Biogeography


• South West coast INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• MALDIVES

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at - http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • PBase Available at - http://www.pbase.com/

Page last updated on:2013-02-07

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