European Storm-Petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus)
From: Pierre@home.be (Pierre)
Subject: PO_Birds of Europe - PO_boe_154_P??trel_temp??te.jpg
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2001 13:37:57 GMT
The European Storm-petrel or Storm Petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus) is a small bird of the storm-petrel family, Hydrobatidae, part of the seabird order Procellariiformes. It is the only member of the genus Hydrobates.
It breeds on inaccessible islands in the north Atlantic and western Mediterranean, with the core population in western Ireland, northwest Scotland and the Faroe Islands, where the worldwide biggest colony breeds on the island of N??lsoy. It nests in colonies close to the sea in burrows or rock crevices. It lays a single white egg.