Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel

Oceanodroma matsudairae

Order

PROCELLARIIFORMES

Family

Northern Storm-Petrels (Hydrobatidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

OCEMAT

ITIS

Egg Color:

White



Number of Eggs:

1



Incubation Days:

50 - 70



Egg Incubator:

Both sexes



Nest Location:

Nest is laid in a crevice or burrow on an isolated island.



Nest Material:

No known nesting materials.



Migration:

Migratory



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General

Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel: Medium, black-brown storm-petrel with buff-brown patch on upper wing, and small white U-shaped patch on base of primaries. Wings are long and pointed. Medium black bill has small tube on top. Fairly long, strongly forked tail. Medium black legs and webbed feet. Feeds on offal, small fish, and other small marine creatures by swooping down to pick them off the surface of the water.

Breeding and Nesting

Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel: Little is known about the breeding habits of this species but they are probably similar to other storm-petrels. Related species lay one white egg in a crevice or burrow on an isolated island. The egg is incubated by both sexes for 50 to 70 days. Each sex incubates the egg for six days at a time.

Foraging and Feeding

Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel: Feeds on offal, small fish, and other small marine creatures. It forages by flying low over the water in search of food, possibly also using its sense of smell. When a food item is sighted, it swoops down to pick it off the surface of the water.

Vocalization

Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel: No data.

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PrimariesX
The primaries are the flight feathers specialized for flight. They are attached to the "hand" equivalent part of the wing.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X