Scientific Name: Bulweria bulwerii
Malay Name: Tekukur-Laut Biasa
Chinese Name: 褐燕鹱
Range: Breeds on small islands in the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific Oceans. The Pacific population disperses southwards outside the breeding season, reaching the tropical waters of Indian Ocean and adjacent seas.
Identification: Resembles Swinhoe’s Storm-Petrel but larger, with longer wings and distinctive long, graduated tail. Can be distinguished from similar looking Short-tailed Shearwater from its smaller size and the pale diagonal band across its upperwing-coverts.
Habitat: Open seas
Behaviour/Ecology: Flight buoyant and usually close to the water surface.
Local Status: Vagrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)
- Pelagic Bird Survey to the Horsburgh Lighthouse – 29 April 2017 (Trip Reports)
- First checklist revision for year 2017 (Revisions)
Migrant bar chart (see more bar charts):
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii Average number of individuals by week based on Singapore Bird Database data, Jul 2013 to Jun 2023 (all records)
BirdLife International. (2018). Bulweria bulwerii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22698132A132627626.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Jeyarajasingam, A., & Pearson, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Oxford University Press.
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Bulwer's Petrel. Retrieved on November 21, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/bulwers-petrel.