1179. Oestrelata brevipes

1179. Collared Petrel.
OESTRELATA BREVIPES.
OEstrelata brevipes (Peale), U.S. Expl. Exp. viii. p. 294, pl. 80 (1848) ; Stejn. Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus. xvi. p. 617 ; Salvin, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 408 ; Ridgway, p. 65 ; Saunders, p. 747 ; Lilford, vi. p. 146, pl. 63 ; P. torquata, Macgillivray, Zool, xviii. p. 7133 ; OEst. leucoptera, Salvin, Ibis, 1876, p. 393.
Ad. (New Hebrides). Forehead, cheeks, throat, and under parts white ; upper parts slaty greyish black, the crown paler, the dorsal region, larger wing-coverts, and upper tail-coverts grey ; tail greyish black, the lateral feathers pale grey ; sides of breast slate-grey ; under wing-coverts and axillaries white ; bill black ; tarsus and proximal half of the two inner toes yellowish, the rest black. Culmen 1.3, wing 8.55, tail 3.92, the outer feathers 1.15 shorter than the middle ones, tarsus 1.0 inch.
Hab. Western Pacific Ocean, New Hebrides, Fiji Islands ; south to about 68° S. ; has been once obtained near Aberystwith on the Welsh Coast.
According to John Macgillivray, this Petrel breeds in burrows on the wooded mountain-tops of the interior of Aniteum, New Hebrides, but its eggs were not obtained.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1179. Oestrelata brevipes
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1179
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
856
Common name: 
Collared Petrel
M_ID: 
1802
M_CN: 
Gould's Petrel
M_SN: 
Pterodroma leucoptera
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10160

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