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Pelecanoides urinatrix (Common Diving Petrel) is a species of birds in the family Procellariidae. They are native to Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Indian Ocean. They are nocturnal carnivores. They have parental care (paternal care, female provides care, and pair provides care). They rely on lift powered swimming and flight to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/lift_based_swimming
  • Definition: Hydrofoils, or fins, are used to push against the water to create a normal force to provide thrust, propelling the animal through water. The reduction of fin cross-sectional area helps to minimize drag, and therefore increase efficiency. Regardless of size of the animal, at any particular speed, maximum possible lift is proportional to (wing area) x (speed)<sup>2</sup>. Dolphins and whales have large, horizontal caudal hydrofoils, while many fish and sharks have vertical caudal hydrofoils.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Common Diving Petrel. View this species on GBIF