English Name Mascarene Petrel
Scientific Name Pseudobulweria aterrima
German Name Maskarenensturmvogel
Spanish Name Petrel de Reunión
French Name Pétrel de Bourbon
Mascarene Petrel
Peters Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Fulmars,Petrels and Shearwaters Order 121.5
Sibley Monroe Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE(Procellariinae):Petrels,Shearwaters Order 3916.5
Gill Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Shearwaters,Petrels,Fulmars Order 122.5
New 2013 Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE,Puffininae:Shearwaters Order 97.0
English Synonyms
  • Mascarene Black Petrel
  • Reunion Black Petrel
<Note:considered a race of P.rostrata by C.Carboneras,1992,Family Procellariidae(Petrels and Shearwaters),in del Hoyo,Elliott & Sargatal(eds),Handbook of the Birds of the World,1,p.238.
Authority (Bonaparte 1857)

Marine & probably pelagic. Tentatively linked weith cool waters. May brred in forest or inland cliffs & ravines in mountainous parts of Reunion.

Breeding "No information,breeding grounds unknown" (HBW,1,p.237)
No information available. Only reords from near Reunion.