Texas Pelagics

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Trindade Petrel

by | Jun 14, 2022

* Trindade Petrel  Pterodroma arminjoniana

 Texas Coastal / Offshore Status: One documented record 3 March 2022, at Port Aransas south jetty.

Gulf of Mexico Status: The above record is the first record for the Gulf of Mexico. 

Habitat: Atlantic warm water. Rare visitor off the East Coast mainly May – Sept. Nests on Trindade Island off the coast of Brazil.

* Texas Review Species, requiring written or photographic documentation to TBRC.
(1) TOS Handbook of Texas Birds; by Mark W. Lockwood and Brush Freeman (2005)
(4) Howell, N.G. Steve, Petrels, Albatrosses & Storm-Petrels of North America, A Photographic Guide, 2012


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Texas Pelagics Sightings Distribution

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