The BioFiles - Bill Hubick

Records from 5/28/2011

A Band-rumped Storm-Petrel in fresh plumage off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (5/28/2011). Experts appear to consider birds in this plumage here on this date to be probable Madeiran Storm-Petrel (O. c. castro). This summer-breeding population nests off Africa in the Madeira Archipelago as far south as the Canary Islands.   View page

A Band-rumped Storm-Petrel in fresh plumage off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (5/28/2011). Experts appear to consider birds in this plumage here on this date to be probable Madeiran Storm-Petrel (O. c. castro). This summer-breeding population nests off Africa in the Madeira Archipelago as far south as the Canary Islands.   View page

Another Band-rumped Storm-Petrel in fresh plumage, probably Madeiran Storm-Petrel, off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (5/28/2011).   View page

Another Band-rumped Storm-Petrel in fresh plumage, probably Madeiran Storm-Petrel, off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (5/28/2011).   View page

Another Band-rumped Storm-Petrel in fresh plumage, probably Madeiran Storm-Petrel, off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (5/28/2011).   View page

A Scopoli's Shearwater off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (5/29/2011). This is the Mediterranean form (diomedea) of Cory's Shearwater, which is a candidate for a future split. Note how the white extends into the dark primaries and its smaller bill.   View page

A Cory's Shearwater (borealis) off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (5/28/2011). Note the difference in underwing pattern and bill size between this bird and the following Scopoli's Shearwater (diomedea).   View page

A Cottonmouth, or Water Mocassin, on the Outer Banks, North Carolina (5/29/2011). When noted swimming across the salt pans, we noticed that this pit viper appears to float, giving a very different impression from a water snake even at a distance.   View page


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