(1. Procellaria, Vig).

White; back and wings hoary ash: bill and legs yellow.

P. glacialis, Temm. Man. d'Orn. torn. 11. p. 802. Fulmar, Mont. Orn. Diet, & Supp. Bew. Brit. Birds, vol. 11. p. 239. Fulmar Petrel, Selb. Illust. vol. 11. p. 525. pl. 102.


Entire length seventeen inches: length of the bill (from the forehead) one inch seven lines, (from the gape) one inch nine lines and a half; of the tarsus one inch ten lines; of the tail five inches; from the carpus to the end of the wing twelve inches.


(Adult). Head, neck, rump, tail, and all the under parts, pure white: back, scapulars, wing-coverts, and secondary quills, bluish ash; primaries dusky gray: tail rounded at the tip: bill yellow; the nasal tube tinged with orange: irides and legs yellowish. (Young of the year). " All the parts of the body pale gray tinged with brown; the feathers on the back and wings tipped with deeper brown: primary quills and tail-feathers of one uniform tint of brownish gray: before the eyes an angular dusky spot: bill and legs yellowish ash." Temm. (Egg). Dirty yellowish white: long. diam. two inches ten lines; trans, diam. two inches.

Not uncommon in some of the islands off the North of Scotland, *but very rarely seen in the southern parts of Britain. Has been killed on the coast of Durham, as well as, in a single instance, in South Wales. Breeds in St. Kilda, and is said to lay one egg in the holes of rocks. Habits very oceanic: seldom resorts to land, except for the purpose of nidification. Food, fish, the flesh of whales, and other animal matter.

(2. Puffinus, Ray).