Identification of Leach's petrel

The Birder's Market | Resource | Birds of Britain and Europe ID Guide | Shearwaters and Petrels | Leach's Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa |  Identification of Leach's petrel

Leach's Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa)Leach's Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa)
L19-22cm. WS 45-48 cm.Larger than above with distinctive forked tail.Has more pointed wings than Storm petrel.Wing beats are strong and deliberate (somewhat like a Black-tern).White rump is much less obvious.
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Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the WorldAlbatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World
Famous for their size and elegance in flight, albatrosses are familiar to anyone who has travelled through the southern oceans, and are a flagship family of conservation concern. However, they are just one of several groups of ‘pelagic’ birds that visit land only to breed, and spend the rest of their lives far from the coast. Mysterious and graceful, these birds can present a formidable identification challenge.This book provides the answer — 46 spectacular colour plates highlight key identification criteria of the birds in flight.The plates are accompanied by accurate distribution maps,while the sparkling text emphasises how to distinguish similar species.

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