This species is listed as Vulnerable as it has a very small population which is restricted to breeding on just two islets. It is therefore highly susceptible to stochastic events, and remains at risk of mammalian introductions and avian predators.
Bolton, M.; Smith, A. L.; Gómez-Díaz, E.; Friesen, V. L.; Medeiros, R.; Bried, J.; Roscales, J. L.; Furness, R. W. 2008. Monteiro's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma monteiroi: a new species from the Azores. Ibis 150(4): 717-727.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
Hydrobates monteiroi (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Oceanodroma. Oceanodroma castro (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) was previously split into O. castro and O. monteiroi following Bolton et al. (2008).
Oceanodroma monteiroi Bolton, A.L. Smith, E. Gomez-Diaz, V.L. Friesen, R
Oceanodroma monteiroi is a medium-sized, stocky storm-petrel with quite broad wings and square tail. Feet do not project beyond tail in flight. The species has a more prominent diagonal wing bar than that of the Madeiran Storm-petrel O. castro (Robb & Mullarney 2008), although such wing markings in storm-petrels vary with age and season.
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Bolton, M.; Smith, A. L.; GÃ³mez-DÃaz, E.; Friesen, V. L.; Medeiros, R.; Bried, J.; Roscales, J. L.; Furness, R. W. 2008. Monteiro's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma monteiroi: a new species from the Azores. Ibis 150(4): 717-727.
Bried, J.; MagalhÃ£es, M. C.; Bolton, M.; Neves, V. C.; Bell, E.; Pereira, J. C.; Aguiar, L.; Monteiro, L. R.; Santos, R. S. 2009. Seabird habitat restoration on Praia Islet, Azores Archipelago. Ecological Restoration 27(1): 27-36.
Robb, M.; Mullarney, K. 2008. Petrels night and day: a sound approach guide. The Sound Approach, Poole, U.K.
Robert, A., Paiva V. H., Bolton M., Jiguet F. and Bried J. In press. The interaction between reproductive cost and individual quality is mediated by oceanic conditions in a long-lived bird. Ecology.
Further web sources of information
Detailed regional assessment and species account from the European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International, 2015)
Text account compilers
Calvert, R., Derhé, M., Anderson, O. & Symes, A.
Bried, J., Jiguet, F., Bourne, W. & Robert, A.
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Hydrobates monteiroi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/10/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/10/2015.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Vulnerable|
|Family||Hydrobatidae (Northern Storm-petrels)|
|Species name author||Bolton et al., 2008|
|Population size||250-999 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||737,000 km2|
|Links to further information|
- Additional Information on this species|
- 2015 European Red List assessment