Expedition to find Streaked Storm Petrel at Marquesas Islands

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Expedition to find Streaked Storm Petrel at Marquesas Islands

Postby Michael Szabo » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:30 am

Robert Flood is leading a 19-day expedition to answer the question: Does Marquesas Streaked Storm-petrel still exist? It is known from a single skin collected at sea off Ua Pou 15 Sept 1922 by R. H. Beck and there was a reported "glimpse of a streaked storm-petrel" there on 30 Sept 2013.

Link to photo of skin taken by Angus Wilson: https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=6167F1EF

See also - Molecular analysis of a storm petrel specimen from the Marquesas Islands, with comments on specimens of
Fregetta lineata and F. guttata (Cibois, Thibault et al, 2015): https://boc-online.org/bulletins/downlo ... Cibois.pdf
'New Zealand Birders' Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/857726274293085

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