Re: [CALBIRDS] Hawaiian Petrel photos from Ft. Bragg 8 August 2008
- On Fri, 15 Aug 2008 13:02:35 -0700, "Ken Burton" <brdnrd@...>
>Why is this bird (or are these birds)I'm not sure how "unequivocal" they are, but the photos seem to me to fit
>being called Hawaiian unequivocally and not "Dark-rumped" or
the criteria for Hawaiian Petrel suggested by Force et al. (Identification
at sea of Hawaiian and Galapagos Petrels, Western Birds 38:242-248, 2007).
Having just returned from the Galapagos where I had a chance to study
dozens of Galapagos Petrels at sea, I agree with Force et al. that the two
forms are distinguishable in the field and in good photos.
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA 94044 jmorlan (at) ccsf.edu
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