Pincoya Storm Petrel, Oceanites pincoyae, Lake District, Chile

Resting on the waters of a calm Reloncaví Sound, A Pincoya Storm Petrel, Oceanites pincoyae presents us with a close range view, showing its diagnostic white coverts. Endemic to the waters around Chiloé Island and Reloncaví Sound, it was described only in 2013 as a new species for science.

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Resting on the waters of a calm Reloncaví Sound in Chile’s Lake District, A Pincoya Storm Petrel, Oceanites pincoyae presents us with a close range view, showing its diagnostic white coverts. Endemic to the waters around Chiloé Island and Reloncaví Sound, it was described only in 2013 as a new species for science.

If you feel like finding out more on this “new” seabird, check out our article here.