Oceanodroma monorhis   (Swinhoe,  1867) (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

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Size: 20 cm.

Habits: Usually in small groups. Tap and rest on water surface, chiefly feed by dipping. Fellow ships less frequently.

Sexes alike. The only all-dark storm-petrel with grayer on neck and underparts, dark rump, pale bar on upperwing-coverts, small narrow angular wings, forked tail, and short black legs and feet. Has fast, swooping flight with some bouncing and gliding.

Synonym (s)
Thalassidroma monorhis (Swinhoe, 1867)

Common Name (s)
• Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Threats:  Anthropogenic
(Breeding sites as including mining operations, introduced predators and tourism. )
Threats:  Natural threats
(Predation by crow and migrating Owls. Competition for nesting sites from species such as Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas, could negatively impact O. monorhis.)

Habitat:  Pelagic, Open Sea, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Predator:  crow, owls
IUCN Status:  NearThreatened


• South coast INDIA
• South West coast INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA

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
  • Animal Photo Album Available at - http://www.animalpicturesarchive.com/
  • Manakadan R and Pittie A (2001) Standardized English names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent BUCEROS Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetland 6(1) 26pp Available at - http://www.bnhsenvis.nic.in/pdf/BUCEROS%206%20(1).pdf
  • Pande S, Sant NR, Ranade SD, PednekarSN, Mestry PG, Kharat S S and Deshmukh V (2007) An ornithological expedition to the Lakshadweep archipelago: Assessment of threats to pelagic and other birds and recommendations Indian Birds 3(1) 2-12pp Available at - http://www.indianbirds.in/pdfs/An%20ornithological%20expedition.pdf
  • Ali S and Ripley SD (1968) Handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan Oxford university press 1 1-368pp Available at - NIO

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