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The procellariids are the most numerous family of tubenoses, and the most diverse. They range in size from the giant petrels, which are almost as large as the albatrosses, to the prions, which are as small as the larger storm petrels. They feed on fish, squid and crustacea, with many also taking fisheries discards and carrion. All species are accomplished long-distance foragers, and many undertake long trans-equatorial migrations. They are colonial breeders, exhibiting long-term mate fidelity and site philopatry. In all species, each pair lays a single egg per breeding season. Their incubation times and chick-rearing periods are exceptionally long compared to other birds.

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Ashy Storm-Petrel

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Audubon's Shearwater

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Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

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Barolo Shearwater

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Bermuda Petrel

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Black Storm-Petrel

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Black-capped Petrel

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Black-vented Shearwater

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Black-winged Petrel

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Bonin Petrel

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Bryan's Shearwater

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Buller's Shearwater

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Bulwer's Petrel

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Cape Verde Shearwater

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Christmas Shearwater

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Cook's Petrel

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Cory's Shearwater

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European Storm-Petrel

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Fea's Petrel

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Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel

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Galapagos Petrel

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Galapagos Shearwater

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Great Shearwater

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Great-winged Petrel

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Guadalupe Storm-Petrel

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Hawaiian Petrel

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Herald Petrel

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Juan Fernandez Petrel

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Kermadec Petrel

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Leach's Storm-Petrel

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Least Storm-Petrel

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Manx Shearwater

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Markham's Storm-Petrel

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Mottled Petrel

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Murphy's Petrel

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Newell's Shearwater

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Northern Fulmar

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Parkinson's Petrel

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Pink-footed Shearwater

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Providence Petrel

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Ringed Storm-Petrel

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Sooty Shearwater

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Stejneger's Petrel

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Tahiti Petrel

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Townsend's Shearwater

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Trindade Petrel

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Tristram's Storm-Petrel

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Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel

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White-chinned Petrel

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White-necked Petrel

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Wilson's Storm Petrel

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The Wilson's storm petrel is a small seabird of the storm petrel family. It is one of the most abundant bird species in the world and has a circumpolar distribution mainly in the seas of the southern hemisphere but extending northwards during the summer of the northern hemisphere. The world population has been estimated to be more than 50 million pairs.

Zino's Petrel

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