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European storm-petrel

(Hydrobates pelagicus)

Description

The European storm bird (Hydrobates pelagicus Linnaeus,1758),is a bird of the Hydrobatidae family.It is the only species of the genus Hydrobates.It is the smallest European seabird,with 15 cm in length.The color is dark,tending to blackish,with a slightly square tail and white rump.On the wings there are bars and a white stain.The two sexes are the same.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Aves
Order:Procellariiformes
Family:Hydrobatidae
Genus:Hydrobates
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