English Name Tahiti Petrel
Scientific Name Pseudobulweria rostrata
German Name Tahitisturmvogel
Spanish Name Petrel de Tahiti
French Name Pétrel de Tahiti
Tahiti Petrel
Peters Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Fulmars,Petrels and Shearwaters Order 119.0
Sibley Monroe Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE(Procellariinae):Petrels,Shearwaters Order 3918.0
Gill Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Shearwaters,Petrels,Fulmars Order 124.0
New 2013 Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE,Puffininae:Shearwaters Order 95.0
English Synonyms
  • Thick-billed Petrel
< (ctd): Hist.),Hist.Ser.,1,p.274.)
Authority (Peale 1848)

Marine & highly pelagic,rarely approaching land except at colonies.Breeds on volcanic islands,occupying hills & slopes usually with dense covering of trees and shrubs, at altitude of 200-200m,up to 12 km inland.

Breeding "Laying dates dispersed throughout the year." (HBW,1,p.238)
Probably disperses in tropical and subtropical waters of Pacific Ocean. Some birds occur off Northeast Australia and New Guinea. Also recorded off Taiwan and in Eastern Pacific,off Mexico & Peru.