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Point Pelee National Park of Canada

Birds of Point Pelee National Park

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Petrel, Black-capped (Provincial Rarety)
-Pterodroma hasitata (Kuhl)

A rather heavy-bodied, stout billed petrel with a dark cap, accentuated usually by a white collar and with white tail coverts and white at base of tail. Upper parts sooty becoming brown or greyish brown on back, darker on wings. End of tail similar to wings. Base of tail and tail coverts white. Forehead, sides of head and neck white; with usually a white collar behind the dark cap. Under parts and wing linings white. Bill black, stout. There is a dark colour-phase, which, however, retains the white upper tail coverts.