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6 Comments

michellepark04
michellepark04 9 years ago

That looks fuzzy

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 10 years ago

Consider adding it to the Acadia National Park mission.
Nice

Liam
Liam 10 years ago

I agree with Storm Petrel. Leach's and Wilson's are the only species recorded in Maine and Wilson's is much more common. The best in-hand field mark is the tail. It's forked on Leach's and squared on Wilson's.

SarenPeetz
SarenPeetz 10 years ago

No, it wasnt injured. A college student doing studies on island birds pulled it out of its burrow in the ground so that she could band it. I think that I remember that is was some kind of petrel, I just couldnt remember which species :) thank you for the help!

Darwinist
Darwinist 10 years ago

That looks like a Storm Petrel. Not sure of the exact species. They are fairly common on the coast of Maine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_petre...

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 10 years ago

Is it injured? Any more pictures? Did you dig it up in your garden somehow?

SarenPeetz
Spotted by
SarenPeetz

Ellsworth, Maine, USA

Spotted on Aug 19, 2010
Submitted on Sep 19, 2011

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