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White-vented storm-petrel

(Oceanites gracilis)

Description

The Elliot's storm petrel (Oceanites gracilis) is a species of seabird in the storm petrel family Hydrobatidae.The species is also known as the white-vented storm petrel.There are two subspecies,O.g.gracilis,which is found in the Humboldt Current off Peru and Chile,and O.g.galapagoensis,which is found in the waters around the Galapagos Islands.It is a sooty-black storm petrel with a white rump.It has long legs which extend beyond the body in flight.

Taxonomic tree:

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