1181. Bulweria columbina

1181. Bulwer’s Petrel.
BULWERIA COLUMBINA.
Bulweria columbina (Webb and Berth.), Orn. Canar, p. 44, pl. 4, fig. 2 (1841) ; Dresser, viii. p. 551, pl. 614, fig. 2 ; (Lilford), vi. p. 144, pl. 62 ; B. bulweri (Jard, and Selby), Ill. Orn. ii. pl. 65 (1825-43) ; (Hewitson), ii. p. 522, pl. cxlv, fig. 3 ; (Gould), B. of E. v. pl. 449 ; Salvin, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 420 ; Ridgway, p. 69 ; Saunders, p. 749.
Male ad. (Dezertas). Entire plumage sooty brownish black, the upper parts darker, the under parts paler and browner ; wings blackish brown, the larger coverts dull light brown at the tips ; tail black, cuneate ; bill black ; legs brown ; iris deep brown. Culmen 1.0, wing 7.7, tail 4.5, the lateral feathers about 1.5 shorter than the middle ones, tarsus 1.1 inch.
Hab. The temperate North Atlantic Ocean, chiefly near the Canaries and Madeira ; temperate North Pacific Ocean ; has once strayed to the British Isles, and is said to be of acci¬dental occurrence at the Bermudas, and near the coast of Greenland.
In habits it resembles O. leucorrhoa and P. pelagica, and is said to be to a large extent nocturnal. It breeds in holes or under rocks, depositing in June a single white egg, which measures about 1.74 by 1.24.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1181. Bulweria columbina
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1181
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
857
Common name: 
Bulwer’s Petrel
M_ID: 
1875
M_CN: 
Bulwer's Petrel
M_SN: 
Bulweria bulwerii
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10104

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