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South of Montauk, Atlantic Ocean, NY


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 400 mm
Exposure 1/1250, f/11.0, ISO 640 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Procellariiformes   Family  Hydrobatidae

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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Wilson's Storm Petrel
Oceanites oceanicus
Océanite de Wilson

Jean-Michel PAULUS