Leach's Storm-Petrels live a remarkably long life for being so small. A lifespan of up to 36 years is not unheard of for this pelagic (sea-dwelling) species. This is about 25 years longer than would be expected... Read more »
Leach's Storm Petrel
The Leach's Storm Petrel is a small seabird of the tubenose family. These little pelagic birds are found on both Atlantic and Pacific waters.
Leach's Storm Petrels breed on offshore islands in the Northern Hemisphere. During the breeding season, they are nocturnal to avoid predation. They nest in burrows where they take shelter during daylight hours.