Wilson's petrel

Wilson's storm petrel

noun
a small petrel, Oceanites oceanicus, that breeds in the Southern Hemisphere but ranges into the North Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Also, Wilson's storm-petrel.
Also called Wilson's petrel.


Origin:
named after Alexander Wilson (1766–1813), Scottish-American ornithologist

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Wilson's petrel
 
n
See storm petrel a common storm petrel, Oceanites oceanicus, that breeds around Antarctica but is often seen in the Atlantic

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