English Name Fea's Petrel
Scientific Name Pterodroma feae
German Name Kapverdensturmvogel
Spanish Name Petrel Gon-gon
French Name Pétrel gongon
Fea's Petrel
Peters Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Fulmars,Petrels and Shearwaters Order 93.0
Sibley Monroe Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE(Procellariinae):Petrels,Shearwaters Order 3944.0
Gill Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Shearwaters,Petrels,Fulmars Order 150.0
New 2013 Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE,Pterodrominae:Gadfly Petrels Order 106.0
English Synonyms
  • Cape Verde Island Petrel
  • Cape Verde Petrel
  • Gon-Gon
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Authority (Salvadori 1899)
Habitat Marine & pelagic.Breeds in rokcy mountainous areas up to 2200m above sea level;also on steep slopes & vertical cliffs.Formerly bred in woods.
Breeding "Starts November in Cape Verde Is and June in Desertas Is." (HBW,1,p.243)
Disperses over subtropical and tropical waters of north Atlantic,although some birds present around breeding islands for most of year. May reach equator regularly, but evdiently does not range far into south Atlantic.