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Lives, Habitats & Pictures of the Storm-Petrels


There are at least 3 types of storm-petrels seen in the seas surrounding Cuba. Sometimes these birds may be seen from the coast or even on land. This is caused by high winds or storms. These are the smallest pelagic seabird species seen on the seas and their shape and size can be compared to a Purple Martin, maybe a bit larger. These active birds are seen hopping and fluttering along the water surfaces picking up small prey and bits of food.

The three storm-petrels are Leach's Storm-Petrel, Wilson's Storm-Petrel and the Band-rumped Storm-Petrel and they can be seen in the Caribbean Sea and the neighbouring Atlantic Ocean. As always some species are easier to seek out than others.

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