White-faced Storm-Petrel (Pelagodroma marina)

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Comments:  This bird was seen and photographed in Maryland waters from aboard a pelagic trip out of Lewes, Delaware (8/28/2004). A very rare Atlantic pelagic species, the White-faced Storm-Petrel has the unique habit of holding its wings stiffly at its sides and hopping along the surface of the ocean. It sounds strange, but is even stranger to see!


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