English Name Herald Petrel
Scientific Name Pterodroma heraldica
German Name Wappen-Sturmvogel
Spanish Name
French Name Pétrel hérault
 
Herald Petrel
     
Peters Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Fulmars,Petrels and Shearwaters Order 88.5
Sibley Monroe Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE(Procellariinae):Petrels,Shearwaters Order 3932.5
Gill Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Shearwaters,Petrels,Fulmars Order 138.5
New 2013 Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE,Pterodrominae:Gadfly Petrels Order 10274.0
 
English Synonyms
Synonyms
$Pterodroma arminjoniana Lowe & Kinnear,1930,British Antarctic ("Terra Nova")Expedition,1910:natural history report,,Zoology,4,p.137. (South Trinidad).
Authority (Salvin 1888)
Habitat Marine & highly pelagic,rarely approaching land except at colonies.Breeds on oceanic islands,atolls or offshore stacks  
Breeding "At Raine I.,birds present from at least February to Augugust...Breeds all or most of year in other parts of Pacific."
Movement
Adults apparently fairly sedentary.Immatures may be more mobile,dispersing over tropical and subtropical waters of Pacific Ocean. Colonies on Raine Island deserted November to January..In North Pacific appears mainly October to January,recorded north to 39°N.