Pterodroma arminjoniana is a medium-sized seabird with a wingspan of up to 1.2 meters. It has a black head, white underparts, and a dark brown back. Its distinguishing features include a white crescent on the back of its neck and a white patch on its wings. It is found in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific Ocean, nesting on islands in the Hawaiian archipelago. Its lifespan is up to 15 years and its current population is estimated to be around 1,000 individuals.
Name Origin: Pterodroma arminjoniana is a species of seabird in the family Procellariidae. It is commonly known as the Mascarene Petrel, and is endemic to the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean. The species was first described by French naturalist Alphonse Milne-Edwards in 1892, and is named after French naval officer and naturalist Charles Arminjon.
Related Species: Pterodroma phaeopygia, Pterodroma sandwichensis, Pterodroma axillaris, Pterodroma madeira, Pterodroma mollis, Pterodroma solandri