Cape Verde storm petrel

The Cape Verde storm petrel (Oceanodroma jabejabe) is an oceangoing bird found in the Atlantic Ocean, especially around the islands of Cape Verde. It was at one time considered to be a subspecies of the band-rumped storm petrel, but is now considered to be a separate species by the British Birding Association, the Dutch Birding Association and other authorities.[2][3]

Cape Verde storm petrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae
Genus: Oceanodroma
O. jabejabe
Binomial name
Oceanodroma jabejabe
(Bolton, 2007)[1]

They breed much of year but most nest in the winter.[4]


This bird is darker in plumage and the white rump is less conspicuous than Leach's storm petrel.[5]


  1. ^ (Viewed May 6, 2010) Archived June 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "UK400 Club". Archived from the original on 2014-11-03. Retrieved 2010-05-05.
  3. ^ Royal Naval Birdwatching Society (Viewed May 6, 2010) Archived March 16, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Robb, M., Mullarney, K., and Sound Approach. (2008). Petrels Night and Day: A Sound Approach Guide. The Sound Approach: Dorset, UK.
  5. ^ [1]

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