Wilson's petrel


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Wilson's petrel

n
(Animals) a common storm petrel, Oceanites oceanicus, that breeds around Antarctica but is often seen in the Atlantic. See storm petrel
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The Wilson's Petrel and Warbler were named after him and his work earned him the title of Father of American Ornithology.
The wind has certainly stirred things up in the Atlantic - places such as Cornwall are already seeing early records of birds such as Wilson's Petrel and Great Shearwaters.
Throughout June and July, Wilson's Petrels Oceanites oceanicus had been well represented and numbers had risen to a maximum count of 45 on 28th June.