1161. Oceanodroma fuliginosa

1161. SOOTY PETREL.
OCEANODROMA FULIGINOSA.
Oceanodroma fuliginosa (Gmel.), Syst. Nat. i. p. 562 (1788) ; Stejn. Pr. U.S. Nat. Mus. xvi. p. 620 (1893) ; Salvin, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 352.
Ad. Crown, occiput, hind neck, back, scapulars, and upper rump uniform dark sooty slate, darker and more sooty on posterior scapulars, the longest feathers of which are distinctly paler at ends, with a narrow terminal margin of brownish white ; lesser and uppermost, median and greater wing-coverts sooty black ; rest of wing-coverts and tertials light greyish brown (between “broccoli” and “hair-brown”) ; alula, primary coverts, and remiges uniform sooty black ; lower rump light greyish brown ; upper tail-coverts and tail sooty black ; anterior portion of head all round silky deep sooty grey or greyish brown, deepening gradually into the darker colour of the occiput, &c. ; under parts uniform sooty greyish brown (much like the colour of the greater wing-coverts), the under wing-coverts rather lighter and more tinged with brown ; bill and feet black. Total length (skin) about 10.00 inches, wing 7.50, tail 4.45, forked for 1.60, culmen 0.70, depth of bill just before nasal tubes 0.25, tarsus 1.10, middle toe with claw 1.10.
Hab. Japanese seas.
I have not had an opportunity of examining a specimen of this Petrel, and have therefore reproduced Mr. Ridgway’s description, furnished to Mr. Salvin (Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 353). Nothing appears to be known respecting the habits and nidifica¬tion of this species.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1161. Oceanodroma fuliginosa
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1161
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
846
Common name: 
Sooty Petrel
M_ID: 
1909
M_CN: 
Polynesian Storm Petrel
M_SN: 
Nesofregetta fuliginosa
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10840

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