Cape Verde Storm-petrel (Oceanodroma jabejabe)

Cape Verde Storm-petrel

[order] PROCELLARIIFORMES | [family] Hydrobatidae | [latin] Oceanodroma jabejabe | [authority] Bolton, 2007 | [UK] Cape Verde Storm-petrel | [FR] Not found | [DE] Cape Verde Storm-petrel | [ES] Not found | [NL] Kaap Verde Stormvogeltje


Genus Species subspecies Region Range
Oceanodroma jabejabe AO Cape Verde Is


Storm-petrels are rather small and often dark colored tubenoses with a world wide distribution. All have fine black bills with very pronounced tubes. Storm Petrels are separated in two groups: the long legged, Southern Hemisphere birds subfamily Oceanitinae and the shorter legged species of more northern seas the subfamily Hydrobatinae. The first groups shows more morphological differences than the second. The genera are characterised on colour patterns, the condition of the nasal tubes, tail shape, structure of claws and proportions of the leg bones. The genus Oceanodroma consists of medium-sized petrels; plumage dark or greyish, often with pale rumps; tail more or less forked; tarsus short , middle toe with claw and scutellate; claws narrow.

Physical charateristics

This bird is darker in plumage and the white rump is less conspicuous than Leach’s Storm-petrel

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Atlantic Ocean : Cape Verde Islands


Pelagic, extent of sea distribution not yet clear.


It nests in colonies close to the sea in rock crevices and lays a single white egg. Nests are visited only at night.

Feeding habits

No dats


Not (yet) recognized
Recently (2010) recognized as a separate species. Hardly any data available. Status remains uncertain, further study needed,


Endemic to the Cape Verde Islands.

Distribution map

Cape Verde Storm-petrel distribution range map

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