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Ashy storm-petrel

(Oceanodroma homochroa)

Description

This is a small,uniformly sooty-brown storm petrel with a forked tail,closely resembling the black storm petrel,however it is smaller and has a more fluttering style of flight,with the upstroke only becoming horizontal to the body before beginning the downstroke (other storm-petrels in its range have a higher upstroke).

Taxonomic tree:

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