Leach's Storm-Petrel

Oceanodroma leucorhoa

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The Leach's storm petrel or Leach's petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) is a small seabird of the tubenose family. It is named after the British zoologist William Elford Leach. The scientific name is derived from Ancient Greek. Oceanodroma is from okeanos, "ocean" and dromos, "runner", and leucorhoa is from leukos, "white" and orrhos, "rump".

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  1. (c) James Bailey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/23841205
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceanodroma_leucorhoa

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