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South of Montauk, Atlantic Ocean, NY


Marque Canon EOS 7D
Objectif Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 400 mm
Exposition 1/1250, f/11.0, ISO 640 
Taille de l'image 800 x 533 pixels


Deutsch  Buntfuß-Sturmschwalbe Dutch  Wilsons Stormvogeltje
Italian  Uccello delle tempeste di Wilson Spanish  Paíño de Wilson


This petrel is one of the most abundant birds in the world, counting more than 50 million pairs. It nest in islands in the Antarctic continent but extends northward during austral winter. It was named after the Scottish-American poet, ornitologist and illustrator Alexander Wilson (1766-1813), who is considered as the greatest American ornithologist before Audubon.


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Océanite de Wilson
Oceanites oceanicus
Wilson's Storm Petrel

Jean-Michel PAULUS