Oceanodroma matsudairae (Matsudaira's storm-petrel) 

Oosterse stormswael [Afrikaans]; Japans stormvogeltje [Dutch]; Océanite de Matsudaira [French]; Matsudaira-Sturmschwalbe [German]; Painho de Matsudaira [Portuguese]

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Deuterostomia > Chordata > Craniata > Vertebrata (vertebrates)  > Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) > Teleostomi (teleost fish) > Osteichthyes (bony fish) > Class: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) > Stegocephalia (terrestrial vertebrates) > Tetrapoda (four-legged vertebrates) > Reptiliomorpha > Amniota > Reptilia (reptiles) > Romeriida > Diapsida > Archosauromorpha > Archosauria > Dinosauria (dinosaurs) > Saurischia > Theropoda (bipedal predatory dinosaurs) > Coelurosauria > Maniraptora > Aves (birds) > Order: Ciconiiformes > Family: Hydrobatidae

Distribution and habitat

Breeds at Bonin and North Volcano Island in the North-west Pacific in the period from January-June, dispersing east to the Philippines and south through Indonesia to the tropical Indian Ocean. It is a rare vagrant to southern Africa, with two records: one off Durban, KwaZulu-Natal in July 1998 and the other off Cape Point, Western Cape in May 2001.


  • Hockey PAR, Dean WRJ and Ryan PG 2005. Roberts - Birds of southern Africa, VIIth ed. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town. 


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