Black-capped Petrel

Black-capped Petrel

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Black-capped Petrel by Kathy Haycock
Species Info
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
PROCELLARIIDAE
Order: 
PROCELLARIIFORMES
Genus: 
Pterodroma
Species: 
hasitata
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Kuhl, 1820)
Common names (Spa): 
Pjaro de las tempestades, Pampero de La Bruja
Medium: 
oil on canvas
Artist Statement: 
This petrel is endangered in its Caribbean habitat due mostly to habitat loss (forest logging), human predation. and predation by hawks, gulls and crows. Efforts to protect remaining nesting areas in Dominican Republic and Haiti seem their only hope.