Sadly presumed EXTINCT. Last reported in
August1912 (see Davidson, 1928).
A large fork-tailed Storm-petrel resembling the
intermediate morph of Leach's Storm-petrel.
Blackish brown overall with a pale gray upperwing bar. Whitish uppertail
covert patch tipped with black, mottled dark at the base and with a partial
dusky median stripe. The white extends onto the lateral tail coverts (Howell
and Webb, 1995).
Where and When
Formerly bred commonly on Guadalupe Island off
Mexico. Used burrows in pine-oak and cypress groves at the northern end
of the island. Feral cat predation is thought to be the cause for the extinction.
Howell and Webb expressed the hope that a few remain on some poorly explored
part of the rugged island. Not known away from the island.Click
here to view a very optimistic range map!!!
Photographs on the web
Davidson, M.E.McL. (1928) On the present status of Guadalupe Petrel. Condor, 30: 355-356.
Howell, S.N.G. and Webb, S. (1995) A Guide The birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. Oxford University Press.