Cape pigeon

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Related to Cape petrels: Leach's Storm Petrel

Cape pigeon

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(Animals) a species of seagoing petrel, Daption capensis, with characteristic white wing patches: a common winter visitor off the coasts of southern Africa: family Diomedeidae. Also called: pintado petrel
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white-chinned petrels (Procellaria aequinoctialis), Wilson's storm-petrels (Oceanites oceanicus), and black-bellied storm-petrels (Fregetta tropica) showed a significant interest in DMS-scented slicks as compared with control slicks, whereas more visible species such as Cape petrels (Daption capense) and black-browed, grey-headed, and wandering albatrosses showed no noticeable differences in their responses to the two slicks.
Although white-chinned petrels, prions, and two species of storm petrels found the DMS compelling, albatrosses and cape petrels showed no particular interest in it.