Townsend's storm petrel

Townsend's storm petrel (Oceanodroma socorroensis) is a species of seabird in the family Hydrobatidae. It breeds in the summer on Guadalupe Island off the western coast of Mexico. It ranges in the Eastern Pacific Ocean north to southern California in the United States and south to 10°N latitude. It used to be considered a subspecies of the Leach's storm petrel.

Townsend's storm petrel
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae
Genus: Oceanodroma
O. socorroensis
Binomial name
Oceanodroma socorroensis
Townsend, 1890
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  • Hydrobates socorroensis Coues, 1864


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2018). "Hydrobates socorroensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  • Ainley, D.G. 1980. Geographic variation in Leach's Storm-Petrel. Auk 97: 837–853.