A Marine bird, usual resident from Chile, and the southern coasts of Perú was found last night many miles outside it’s zone of influence.
We have all been witnessing incidents out of the ordinary during this global spread (Covid-19). Nonetheless, irregular events have not been absent from mother nature.
A sometimes rarely found bird species – Ringed (Hornby’s) storm petrel (Oceanodroma hornbyi)- made a an uncommon appearance inside the backyard of a member of Tambo Blanquillo Private Nature Reserve’s staff, within the district of San Borja situated 7 km from the shores of Lima.
This marine species is thought to nest within the coastal mounts of the Atacama Desert, north of Chile. The squab was found at 3:25 a.m. laying on the grass, in the center of the garden. Its reproductive biology is yet a mystery.
It is thought its reproductive cycle occurs between March and July, which makes its presence in this area very uncommon. Its usual habitat lies 50 km (30 miles) from the coasts of Chile, at 1.500 meters of altitude.
Generally silent at sea, this marine species obtains its name from Admiral Sir Phipps Hornby, British Commander-in-chief stationed in the Pacific.
It is thought its reproductive cycle occurs between March and July, which makes its presence in this area very uncommon. Its usual habitat lies 50 km (30 miles) from the coasts of Chile, at 1.500 meters of altitude. The outstanding migratory movement of this specie could have been due to rare wind currents or influenced by the pursuit of a predator. “Nico”, is well now and has been delivered to a local veterinarian member from the Peruvian wildlife protection authorities -SERFOR- (Servicio Forestal de Fauna Silvestre) for a proper follow-up.