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Procellariiformes (albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters, storm petrels, and diving petrels)

Wikipedia Abstract

Procellariiformes is an order of seabirds that comprises four families: the albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters, storm petrels, and diving petrels. Formerly called Tubinares and still called tubenoses in English, they are often referred to collectively as the petrels, a term that has been applied to all Procellariiformes, or more commonly all the families except the albatrosses. They are almost exclusively pelagic (feeding in the open ocean), and have a cosmopolitan distribution across the world's oceans, with the highest diversity being around New Zealand.
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Diomedeidae (21)   (9)
Hydrobatidae (25)   (3)
Pelecanoididae (4)   (1)
Procellariidae (89)   (20)

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