Birds of Colombia

EllioT's & WilSON's STORM PETREl | PAÍÑo

ORDER: PROCELLARIIFORMES

FAMILY: OCEANITIDAE

Seem to walk on water while keeping balance with their wings. Socialize in small flocks or colonies. Mostly in Pacific Ocean. Flight low over the ocean. Species difficult to identified from far away.

Parecen que caminaran en el agua guardando equilibrio con sus alas. Andan en grupo pequeños. Se encuentran en el Océano Pacífico. Sobrevuelan bajo en las aguas del océano. Especies difíciles de identificar a lo lejos

ELlIOT's STORM-PETREL

Name in Spanish: Paíño de Elliot

Size/Tamaño: 6 in | 16 cm 

Location: Open waters of Pacific Ocean and islands
Altura: <1600 m
Status: 

Photo: ©W Marissen

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Oceanites gracillis

MALE ♂︎

This species is also known as "White-vented" Storm-Petrel.

WILSON's STORM-PETREL

Name in Spanish: Paiño

Size/Tamaño: 6 in | 16 cm 
Location: Open waters of Pacific Ocean and islands
Altura: <1600 m
Status:

Photo: ©gkjarvis

Oceanites oceanic

MALE ♂︎