|Rarely seen near shore during winter storms. Feeds on
zooplankton by pattering (walking on the ocean's surface while
hovering). Dark brown with with more or less interrupted white
band on rump, tail forked. The more common (in Hawaii) Band-rumped
Storm Petrel has a broad rectangular white band and slightly forked
tail. Wingspan 18 inches, length 8 inches. Nests on offshore
islands of the Northern Pacific rim, common in the North Atlantic.
Photos of weak bird rescued from surf during strong NE winds,