Wedge-rumped storm petrel

The wedge-rumped storm petrel (Oceanodroma tethys) is a storm petrel. It breeds in the Galápagos Islands and on the coast of Peru.[1]

Wedge-rumped storm petrel
Galapagos storm petrel.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae
Genus: Oceanodroma
O. tethys
Binomial name
Oceanodroma tethys
(Bonaparte, 1852)
Oceanodroma tethys map.svg


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2013). "Oceanodroma tethys". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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