Birds of Colombia

    PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae (Northern Storm Petrels)  
Genus: Hydrobates (4 species, 17 worldwide)


Leach's Storm Petrel
Leach's Storm Petrel (Hydrobates leucorhous) Vulnerable
Canary Islands, Spain  
   
Photograph by Stephen A. Daly   © All Rights Reserved.

May or may not have a V-shaped white band across rump that does not reach the tail. Note forked tail.

Black Storm Petrel
Black Storm Petrel (Hydrobates melania)
California, United States
  Northern migrant to tropical waters (Sept. to April), and a bit larger than other storm petrels.
   
Photograph by Julio Mulero     Copyright and usage info

Northern migrant to tropical waters (Sept. to April), and a bit larger than other storm petrels at 22 cm..

Least Storm Petrel
Least Storm Petrel (Hydrobates microsoma)
Oaxaca, Mexico  
   
Photograph by Nigel Voaden   © All Rights Reserved.

Smallest storm petrel at around 16 cm.. Dark brown with no white rump, similar in coloration to larger Black Storm Petrel, or Markham's Storm Petrel.

Wedge-rumped Storm Petrel
Wedge-rumped Storm Petrel (Hydrobates tethys)
 
   
Photograph by Mick Dryden     Copyright and usage info

Note white rump extends into tail.


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