Polynesian Storm-Petrel

Polynesian Storm-Petrel / Nesofregetta fuliginosa

Polynesian Storm-Petrel

Here the details of the Polynesian Storm-Petrel named bird below:

SCI Name:  Nesofregetta fuliginosa
Protonym:  Procellaria fuliginosa Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.562
Taxonomy:  Procellariiformes / Oceanitidae /
Taxonomy Code:  pospet1
Type Locality:  Tahiti. Melanistic phase.
Publish Year:  1789
IUCN Status:  


(Oceanitidae; Ϯ Polynesian Storm-petrel N. fuliginosa) Gr. νησος nēsos  island (= Samoa); genus Fregetta Bonaparte, 1855, storm-petrel; "The species mœstissima Salvin differs from these [Fregetta, Fregettornis] much in the same manner that members of the genus Oceanodroma differ from Hydrobates, and those who keep these distinct must likewise admit that a new genus must be utilised for this species. I therefore propose NESOFREGETTA nov., with type F. mœstissima Salvin, and would attach here F. albigularis Finsch." (Mathews 1912); "Nesofregetta Mathews, Bds. Austr., 2, 1912, p. 31. Type, by original designation, Fregetta mœstissima Salvin [= melanistic phase of Nesofretta fuliginosa]." (Peters 1931, 1, 71).

fuliginosa / fuliginosum / fuliginosus
Late L. fuliginosus  sooty, covered with soot  < L. fuligo, fuliginis  soot.
● ex “Soui-manga carmelite” of Audebert & Vieillot 1802 (Chalcomitra).
● ex “Grimpar Enfumé” of Levaillant 1807, pl. 28 (Dendrocincla).
● ex “Sooty Petrel” of Latham 1785 (Nesofregetta).
ex “Sooty or Brown Albatros” of Latham 1785 (syn. Phoebetria palpebrata).
● ex “Hirondelle de Mer à grande envergure” of de Buffon 1770-1783, and “Sooty Tern”, “Simple Tern, var. A” and “Dusky Tern” of Latham 1785 (syn. Onychoprion fuscatus).
● ex “Gobe-mouche brun de Cayenne” of d’Aubenton 1765-1781, pl. 574, fig. 1, and “Brown Fly-catcher” of Latham 1783 (unident.; has been linked with Cnemotriccus fuscatus and with Contopus cinereus).