Markham's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma markhami

  • Order: Procellariiformes
  • Family: Hydrobatidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Jacob Drucker and Alvaro Jaramillo
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Diet and Foraging

Diet

Off of Peru, the diet of Markham's Storm-Petrel consists of 54% fish, 36% cephalopods, and 10% crustaceans. Peruvian anchovy (Engraulis ringens), pelagic squat lobster (Pleuroncodes monodon) and oceanic octopus (Japetella sp.) were the most commonly consumed organisms, respectively (García-Godos et al. 2002). García-Godos et al. point out that this diet varies on a yearly basis, particularly during El Niño and La Niña events, when changes in water temperature alter availability of target prey items.

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Drucker, J. and A. Jaramillo (2013). Markham's Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma markhami), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.maspet.01