English Name Least Storm-Petrel
Scientific Name Halocyptena microsoma
German Name Zwergsturmschwalbe
Spanish Name Paíño Menudo
French Name Océanite minute
Least Storm-Petrel
Peters Family Name HYDROBATIDAE:Storm Petrels Order 161.0
Sibley Monroe Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE(Hydrobatinae):Storm-Petrels Order 4013.0
Gill Family Name HYDROBATIDAE:Storm-Petrels Order 201.0
New 2013 Family Name HYDROBATIDAE:Northern Storm-Petrels Order 167.0
English Synonyms
%Note:Penhallurick & Wink,2004,Emu,pp.135-136 showed that H.furcatus was congeneric with H.pelegicus, and thus Oceanodroma Reichenbach,1852 was a junior synonym of the older name Hydrobates Boie,1822.
Authority (Coues 1864)
Habitat ocean
Breeding "Starts Jun/Jul." (HBW,1,p.269)