Fea's Petrel

Pterodroma feae

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Fea's Petrel (Pterodroma feae), is a small seabird in the gadfly petrel genus, Pterodroma. It was previously considered to be a subspecies of the Soft-plumaged Petrel, P. mollis, but they are actually not closely related at all. However, P. feae is very closely related to Zino's Petrel and Desertas Petrel, two other species recently split from P. mollis. The species is named after the Italian zoologist Leonardo Fea (1852-1903), whose surname is pronounced "FAY-ah".

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