To distinguish the smaller Procellariiforms of the family Hydrobatidae from the larger petrels of the family Procellariidae on the Irish List, the IRBC is adopting the vernacular name Storm-petrel for the following species:

  • Wilson's Petrel becomes Wilson's Storm-petrel
  • Storm Petrel becomes European Storm-petrel
  • Leach's Petrel becomes Leach's Storm-petrel
  • Swinhoe's Petrel becomes Swinhoe's Storm-petrel
  • Madeiran Petrel becomes Madeiran / Cape Verde / Monteiro's Storm-petrel. See also: 'Changes to the Irish List April 2013'

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