Category: Indian Ocean

Rarest birds in the World: New Caledonian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles savesi)

This species is known from two specimens, and a single sighting in the 1990s and only three other reports. It is classified as Critically Endangered on the basis of a very small population which is probably in ongoing decline. It is a 28cm, large, dark owlet-nightjar. Plumage rather uniformly vermiculated grey-brown and black. The short […]

Rarest birds in the World: Nightingale Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus luscinius)

This species qualifies as Critically Endangered because the very rapid rate of decline is expected to increase owing to habitat loss and degradation. This is combined with the impact of introduced predators including brown tree snake on Saipan. It is a 18 cm large, scruffy-looking warbler with long bill and erect head feathers when singing. […]

Vocal Behavior of Swinhoe’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma rnonorhis)

Swinhoes Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma monorhis) Science Article 1 abstract Swinhoe’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodromma onorhis)is a nocturnal seabird related closely to Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodromale ucorhoa).S winhoe’s Storm-Petrel breeds in the northwestern Pacific Ocean on small islands around the Japan Sea or off Korea (Palmer1962, Cramp and Simmons 1977, Won and Lee 1986) MIKI TAOKA et al, Auk, Vol. […]

Noordse stormvogel en zwerfvuil

Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) Science Article 2 abstract Tussen 1982 en 2001 bleek steeds meer plastic (zwerfvuil) voor te komen in de magen van Noordse stormvogels. Vooral gebruiksplastic nam in het eind jaren negentig zeer sterk toe, waarna zich een afname heeft ingezet (significant over periode 1996-2003). De hoeveelheid industrieel plastic is tussen 1982 en 2003 […]

Sex discrimination and measurement bias in Northern Fulmars Fulmarus glacialis from the Canadian Arctic

Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) Science Article 1 abstract The Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis is a seabird in which both sexes have similar plumage, but sexual dimorphism in body size is apparent. We used data from 63 Northern Fulmars collected at Cape Vera, Nunavut, Canada, to develop a discriminant function to predict sex that is based on […]

Swinhoes Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma monorhis)

[order] PROCELLARIIFORMES | [family] Hydrobatidae | [latin] Oceanodroma monorhis | [authority] Swinhoe, 1867 | [UK] Swinhoes Storm-petrel | [FR] Oceanite de Swinhoe | [DE] Swinhoe-Wellenlaufer | [ES] Paino de Swinhoe | [NL] Chinees Stormvogeltje Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Oceanodroma monorhis IO, PO n IO, w PO Genus Storm-petrels are rather small and often […]

Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria fusca)

[order] PROCELLARIIFORMES | [family] Diomedeidae | [latin] Phoebetria fusca | [authority] Hilsenberg, 1822 | [UK] Sooty Albatross | [FR] Albatros brun | [DE] Russalbatros | [ES] Albatros Ahumado | [NL] Zwarte Albatros Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Phoebetria fusca IO, AO s Genus Albatrosses are the ‘largest’ birds in terms of wingspan. Royal Abatrosses, […]

Salvins Albatross (Thalassarche salvini)

[order] PROCELLARIIFORMES | [family] Diomedeidae | [latin] Thalassarche salvini | [authority] Rothschild, 1893 | [UK] Salvins Albatross | [FR] Albatros de Salvin | [DE] Weisskappenalbatros | [ES] Albatros Frentiblanco | [NL] Salvinalbatros Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Thalassarche salvini IO, PO Bounty Is, w Snares Is Genus Albatrosses are the ‘largest’ birds in terms […]