BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL Oceanodroma castro

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Despite the older name of Madeiran Storm-petrel, an abundant and widespread species breeding on many Atlantic and Pacific islands, in both tropical and subtropical locations. Recent evidence suggests that up to four species may actually be the correct treatment. As they all look fairly similar many sightings will have to be "band-rumped" for the present, and many island populations remain little studied, so it may be years before the situation is fully resolved. These birds were taken on Ascension Island.

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