Philatelic Aspects of Ascension

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Madeiran Storm Petrel
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  (oceanadroma castro)

A small bird, about 8 inches long, mainly dark brown below but with a black back and a clear white patch on the rump, the bill black and short, the tail slightly forked. It nests in holes on Boatswain Bird Island, a single white egg being most likely laid between October and December.


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Created by Stephen C Fowler
Last revised on the 2nd of July 2000