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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Œstrelata cervicalis, Salvin. (Sunday Island Petrel.)

Œstrelata cervicalis, Salvin. (Sunday Island Petrel.)

Shortly before I went to Europe, Captain Fairchild kindly presented me with a beautiful Petrel from Sunday Island, in both adult and young states. The bird appeared to me to be an entirely new species, but, as I was going Home, I decided to delay my publication of it till I could compare my specimens with the types in the British Museum. But I was too late with it, for, in the meantime, a Captain Carpenter had sent a skin to the Museum, and Mr. Salvin had named it as above. It had fallen into good hands; and my only regret in the matter was that I had wished to connect Captain Fair-child's name with this fine species.