Definition of pintado petrel in English:

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pintado petrel

Pronunciation: /pɪnˈtɑːdəʊ/


A common petrel of southern oceans, having black plumage with white markings.
  • Daption capense, family Procellariidae.
Example sentences
  • 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' + petrel.

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