Jamaican Petrel

This species was last collected in 1879, and was searched for without success between 1996 and 2000. However, it cannot yet be classified as extinct because nocturnal petrels are notoriously difficult to record, and it may conceivably occur on Dominica and Guadeloupe.

The Jamaican Petrel is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Jamaican Petrel, an extinct species, was a subspecies of this bird. This bird sometimes visits the southeastern United States, and rarely travels to western Europe. Rapidly decreasing numbers of the Black-capped Petrel have led to the conservation status rating of Endangered. More

Alternate common name(s): Jamaican Petrel, Diablotin Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Atlantic Ocean off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA - Sep 1, 2007 More

The Jamaican Petrel had been described to science, when it promptly disappeared; its last confirmed record was in 1891, almost two decades after mongooses were believed introduced onto the main island of Jamaica. Hopes remain that a tiny population of Jamaican Petrels still survive in the extensive tracts of suitable forest habitat. Moreover, mongooses have not prevented Black-capped Petrels from breeding in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. More

Jamaican Petrel, felled by habitat loss and over-harvesting, was a cautionary tale. While the nocturnal nesting habits of these birds make it difficult to be sure, most believe it went extinct sometime in the late 19th century. We can unfortunately only hope against hope that the Black-capped Petrel doesn’t follow, but it doesn’t look good. from → conservation, news No comments yet Click here to cancel reply. More

Grenada Dove, the Jamaican Petrel, the Jamaican Pauraque, the Montserrat Oriole and the Puerto Rico Amazon. "The Jamaican Petrel has not been seen for many years, we don't know whether if it occurs at all in Jamaica anymore," the ICUN's Global Species Programme Officer Jezz Bird told BBC Caribbean. Others also deemed vulnerable include the St Vincent and St Lucian Amazon Parrots and the Bahama Swallow. More

Jamaican Petrel (Pterodroma caribbaea), and one rodent - Jamaican rice rat (Oryzomys antillurum). While not encountered as frequently as in dry coastal habitats, the mongoose occurs along the periphery of the Cockpit Country and has been observed by S. Koenig one kilometer into the interior from Windsor. Marine toads, opportunistic and highly mobile, are common along the periphery of the Cockpit Country where the moist conditions prevent dessication, a major mortality factor for this species elsewhere in the tropics (Zug 1983). More

Jamaican Petrel, Jamaican Macaw, Jamaican Poorwill and the Red Rail all disappeared over 100 years ago. For all these species, the major factors which drove them to extinction were hunting (people ate them) and/or the release of predatory animals such as mongoose, cats and wild pigs onto the island. Presently there are eight (8) birds on Jamaica's threatened species list. Most of them are also globally threatened in that they are only found on this island. More

The Jamaican Petrel, is it extinct or alive? = by Gunnar Engblom on November 13, 2009 Social Media for birders - start January 10 Hi and thanks for the visit. If you're new here you may want to subscribe to my feed. More

Jamaican Petrel (Blue Mountain Duck); . Ring-Tailed Pigeon (Ringtail); . Crested Quail Dove (Mountain Witch); . Yellow-Billed Parrot (Yellow Bill); . Black-Billed Streamertail (Doctor Bird); . Jamaican Mango (Mango Hummingbird); . Jamaican Blackbird (Wild Pine Sargeant); . Yellow-Shouldered Grassquit (Yellow-back); . White-Chinned Thrush (Chap-man-chick); . White-eyed Thrush (Glass Eye); . Black-Billed Parrot (Black Bill); . Red-Billed Streamertail (Doctor Bird/God bird); . Orange Quit (Bluequit); . More

Order : Procellariiformes
Family : Procellariidae
Genus : Pterodroma
Species : caribbaea
Authority : Carte, 1866