Defilippe's Petrel

Its natural habitats are open seas and rocky shores.

The Defilippe's Petrel is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Defilippe's Petrel were in active molt allowing easy separation of this species at a distance from the fresh and unmolted Cook's Petrels. Fig. 7. Defilippe's Petrel. Photo by Hadoram Shirihai More

b) Defilippe's Petrel (Sibley & Monroe 1990, Roberson & Bailey 1991, Collar et al. 1995); Defilippi's Petrel (Stattersfield per SACC; several tour groups use this name in Internet listings); de Filippi's Petrel (Howell et al. 1996, Birdlife International 2000) The AOU (1989) added to the confusion by using the name "Juan Fernandez Petrel," long established as the English name of P. externa, but that error was quickly withdrawn (AOU 1990) and can now be ignored. More

defilippiana has also been called Defilippe's Petrel (Roberson and Bailey 1991) or Masatierra Petrel (Harrison 1983, 1987). "Defilippe's" is an anglicization of defilippiana, but as Giglioli and Salvadori (1869) named the bird for Professor F. de Filippi, the correct English spelling should be "de Filippi's Petrel. More

Order : Procellariiformes
Family : Procellariidae
Genus : Pterodroma
Species : defilippiana
Authority : (Giglioli & Salvadori, 1869)