Black-Capped Petrel

Once common in the West Indies, the Black Capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata), which breeds in high Caribbean mountains, is now on the endangered species list. Unlike many seabirds, it is active only at night to avoid predation by gulls, hawks and other daytime predators. But that hasn't helped it fight against habitat loss and being eaten by introduced predators including feral cats, pigs, and rats. See photos and read more about seabird migration.


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