Category: Pacific Ocean

Rarest birds in the World: the Millerbird (Acrocephalus familiaris)

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This species occurs on one extremely small island and undergoes marked population fluctuations, owing to climatic events, reducing it to tiny numbers. It is a 13 cm small, inconspicuous, thin-billed warbler. Brown above, darkest on crown, white below. It sings a simple song of rapid, metallic notes. It is endemic to the steep, rocky island […]

Ultramarine Lorikeet (Vini ultramarina)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Vini ultramarina | [authority] Kuhl, 1820 | [UK] Ultramarine Lorikeet | [FR] Lori des Marquises | [DE] Ultramarinlori | [ES] Lori Ultramar | [NL] Hemelsblauwe Lori | [copyright picture] Birdlife Subspecies Monotypic species Genus The five members of the genus Vini are shaped like other true Lories but […]

Where two oceans meet: distribution and offshore interactions of great-winged petrels Pterodroma macroptera and Leach’s storm petrels Oceanodroma leucorhoa off southern Africa

Leachs Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) Science Article 1 abstract During seabird surveys off southern Africa, great-winged petrel Pterodroma macroptera and Leach’s storm petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa were widespread and relatively common. Similar aerial displays, frequent (social) interactions, a tendency to ‘huddle’ in tight (mixed) gatherings and interactions during foraging inspired a study of their behaviour and distribution. […]

Seabird geographic variation: similarity among populations of leach’s storm-petrel

Leachs Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) Science Article 2 abstract We assessed geographic variation in 13 locality samples of Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), 12 from the Pacific coast and I from the Atlantic coast ofNorth America. Nine phenetic characters were used with canonical variates analysis to determine similarity among samples. Regression of phenetic distance on geographic distancemeasured […]

Red-throated Lorikeet (Charmosyna aureicincta)

[order] PSITTACIFORMES | [family] Psittacidae | [latin] Charmosyna aureicincta | [authority] Ramsay, 1875 | [UK] Red-throated Lorikeet | [FR] Lori a gorge rouge | [DE] Rothoschen | [ES] Lori Gorgirrojo | [NL] Roodkeellori | [copyright picture] Birdlife Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Charmosyna aureicincta PO Fiji Islands Genus The genus Charmosyna comprises 14 species […]

Laysan Duck (Anas laysanensis)

[order] ANSERIFORMES | [family] Anatidae | [latin] Anas laysanensis | [authority] Rothschild, 1892 | [UK] Laysan Duck | [FR] Canard de Laysan | [DE] Laysanente | [ES] anade de Laysan | [NL] Laysans Taling Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Anas laysanensis PO Laysan Island Genus Anas is a genus of dabbling ducks. It includes […]

Hawaiian Duck (Anas wyvilliana)

[order] ANSERIFORMES | [family] Anatidae | [latin] Anas wyvilliana | [authority] Sclater, 1878 | [UK] Hawaiian Duck | [FR] Canard des Hawai | [DE] Stockente | [ES] anade de Hawai | [NL] Hawaiaanse Eend Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Anas wyvilliana PO Hawaiian Islands Genus Anas is a genus of dabbling ducks. It includes […]

Nene (Branta sandvicensis)

[order] ANSERIFORMES | [family] Anatidae | [latin] Branta sandvicensis | [authority] Vigors, 1834 | [UK] Nene | [FR] Bernache nene | [DE] Hawaiigans | [ES] Barnacla Nene | [NL] Hawaii-gans Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Branta sandvicensis PO Hawaiian Islands Genus The black geese of the genus Branta are waterfowl belonging to the true […]

White-necked Petrel (Pterodroma cervicalis)

[order] PROCELLARIIFORMES | [family] Procellariidae | [latin] Pterodroma cervicalis | [authority] Salvin, 1891 | [UK] White-necked Petrel | [FR] Petrel a col blanc | [DE] Weissnacken-Sturmvogel | [ES] Petrel Cuelliblanco | [NL] Kermadecwitnekstormvogel Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Pterodroma cervicalis PO w Genus Genus Pterodroma, Pseudobulweria and Aphrodroma are also knwon as the Gadfly […]

Wedge-rumped Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma tethys)

[order] PROCELLARIIFORMES | [family] Hydrobatidae | [latin] Oceanodroma tethys | [authority] Bonaparte, 1852 | [UK] Wedge-rumped Storm-petrel | [FR] Oceanite tethys | [DE] Galapagos-Wellenlaufer | [ES] Paino de las Galapagos | [NL] Galapagosstormvogeltje Subspecies Monotypic species Genus Storm-petrels are rather small and often dark colored tubenoses with a world wide distribution. All have fine black […]