Photo: Tony Palliser/Vireo

White-faced Storm-petrel

Pelagodroma marina

This pallid little seabird is sometimes found by birders who take boat trips far offshore from our southern Atlantic Coast. It flies low with an odd rocking motion, wings held out to the sides, dropping its long legs repeatedly to push off against a wave with its feet.
Family Storm-Petrels
This pallid little seabird is sometimes found by birders who take boat trips far offshore from our southern Atlantic Coast. It flies low with an odd rocking motion, wings held out to the sides, dropping its long legs repeatedly to push off against a wave with its feet.
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Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
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Generally silent at sea.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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