Birds of Colombia

    PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae (Austral Storm Petrels)  
Genus: Oceanites (2 species, 3 worldwide)

Elliot's Storm Petrel
Elliot's Storm Petrel (Oceanites gracilis galapagoensis)
Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador  
Photograph by Nik Borrow     Copyright and usage info

Also called White-vented Storm Petrel, and has white on vent and belly and under wings, but not all connected as on White-bellied Storm Petrel. Note long legs that extend past the tail in flight, unlike Wedge-rumped Storm Petrel.

Wilson's Storm Petrel
Wilson's Storm Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) Rare/Accidental
East of the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia  
Photograph by JJ Harrison     Copyright and usage info

Note long legs that extend past the tail in flight, typical of Austral Storm Petrels (Oceanitidae). On Wilson's, note unforked tail, short wings and small size. A common species found in all of the world's oceans.

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