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Cahow

bermuda petrel

Cahow (Pterodroma cahow), bird in the petrel family (Procellariidae). This seabird, often referred to as the Bermuda petrel, was believed extinct for hundreds of years until its rediscovery in 1906. Cahows, of which there are only 100 or so alive today, are approximately 15 in (38 cm) long with dark tops and white undersides. They nest only in the Bermuda Islands.

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