Definition of pintado petrel in English:

pintado petrel

Syllabification: pin·ta·do pet·rel
Pronunciation: /pinˌtädō ˈpetrəl


  • another term for Cape pigeon.
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    • The distinctively patterned Pintado Petrel is fairly common and the Sooty Shearwater is usually seen.
    • Throughout the voyage, giant petrels, wandering and black-browed albatross and pintado petrels followed the ship, providing me with constant opportunities for flight photos.


early 17th century: from Portuguese and Spanish pintado 'guinea fowl', literally 'painted', + petrel.

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