Stejneger's Petrel

Scientific Name
Pterodroma longirostris
Genus
Conservation Status
Vulnerable (VU)

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Stejneger's Petrel (Pterodroma longirostris) is a species of seabird and a member of the gadfly petrels. The bird is 2631 cm in size, with a 5366 cm wingspan. This species is highly pelagic, rarely approaching land, except to nest and rear young. It occurs in the Pacific Ocean, nesting in the Juan Fernndez Islands off Chile. It is a transequatorial migrant, finding its way to subtropical waters off Japan before returning to its nesting sites. It has been reported well off the west coast of the United States. Stejneger's Petrel uses burrows to nest in. It prefers slopes and ridges in areas of dense fern forests. Population of this bird is decreasing due to introduced cats on its breeding islands. It is considered a vulnerable species because of its restricted breeding range.