Leach's petrel

\ ˈlēchə̇z- \
variants: or Leach petrel

Definition of Leach's petrel

: a petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) distinguished from the storm petrel by its larger size, forked tail, longer wings, and distinctive bounding flight

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History and Etymology for Leach's petrel

after William E. Leach †1836 English naturalist

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“Leach's petrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leach%27s%20petrel. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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