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Change to the vernacular name of the Hydrobatidae on the Irish List, April 2013.

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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