Matsudaira's storm petrel

Matsudaira's storm petrel (Oceanodroma matsudairae) is a species of seabird in the family Hydrobatidae.

Matsudaira's storm petrel
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae
Genus: Oceanodroma
O. matsudairae
Binomial name
Oceanodroma matsudairae
Kuroda, 1922

It breeds solely in the Volcano Islands in the northwest Pacific Ocean, and winters in the Indian Ocean.

Its common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Japanese ornithologist Yorikatsu Matsudaira.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2014). "Oceanodroma matsudairae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 223.