English Name Desertas Petrel
Scientific Name Pterodroma deserta
German Name Desertassturmvogel
Spanish Name Petrel de las Desertas
French Name Pétrel des Desertas
 
Desertas Petrel
     
Peters Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Fulmars,Petrels and Shearwaters Order 93.5
Sibley Monroe Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE(Procellariinae):Petrels,Shearwaters Order 3944.5
Gill Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Shearwaters,Petrels,Fulmars Order 150.5
New 2013 Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE,Pterodrominae:Gadfly Petrels Order 11508.0
 
English Synonyms
Synonyms
$Nystalus torridus [as N[ystalus] Whitney,Piacenti,Schunk,Aleixo,de Sousa,Silveira & RĂ©go,2013,in del Hoyo,Elliott,Sargatal & Christie(eds>),Handbook of the birds of the World,Special Volume:New species and Global Index,p.243, in text.
Authority Matthews,1934
Habitat
Marine & pelagic.Breeds in rocky mountainous areas up to 2200m above sea level;also on steep slopes & vertical cliffs.Formerly bred in woods.
Breeding
"Starts June in Desertas Is." (HBW,1,p.243)
Movement
Thought to be rather sedentary.