1180. Oestrelata longirostris

1180. Japanese Petrel.
OESTRELATA LONGIROSTRIS.
OEstrelata longirostris, Stejn. Pr. U.S. Nat. Mus. xvi. p. 618 (1893) ; Salvin, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 418.
Ad. (Japan). Differs from OEst. brevipes in having the greater wing coverts lighter slate-grey, distinctly though narrowly margined with white ; the feathers on the back with paler (white) and more distinct terminal margins, the dusky border to under side of wings narrower and interrupted along the outer margin, the inner webs of primaries with a conspicuous lengthened wedge of pure white. Culmen 0.95, depth of bill through middle 0.25, wing (primaries moulting), tail 3.80, its gradation 0.75, tarsus 1.25, middle toe with claw 1.40 inch.
Hab. Japanese coasts.
I have not been able to examine a specimen of this bird, and have therefore copied Mr. Ridgway’s description. Only two specimens, in the Science College Museum, Tokyo, Japan, are known.
It is possible that OEstrelata fisheri, Ridgway, which has occurred near Alaska, may possibly occur also on the Asiatic side.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1180. Oestrelata longirostris
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1180
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
856
Common name: 
Japanese Petrel
M_ID: 
1810
M_CN: 
Stejneger's Petrel
M_SN: 
Pterodroma longirostris
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10435

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