Criteria: D Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria Justification of Red List category Successful conservation has increased the population of this species, but it remains extremely small and the species consequently qualifies as Endangered. Watch Queue Queue It’s the second rarest seabird on the planet and a symbol of hope for nature conservation. The Bermuda petrel, commonly known in Bermuda as the Cahow (Pterodroma cahow), is the national bird of Bermuda. They feed on squids, shrimps and fish. The cahow is a seabird and is also called the Bermuda petrel, dwelling only on the east coast of Bermuda. Watch Queue Queue. It has large nostrils enclosed in a tube along the top of its beak. Its wings are long, and its feathers are grayish black or brown and white in color. It was not until the 1950s that breeding pairs of cahow were discovered still existing on outlying reefs endangered by storms. Bermuda Petrel aka the Cahow The Bermuda Petrel is a nocturnal, ground-nesting seabird; the young Petrel stays at sea for about five years before it comes back to land to breed. Nonsuch Expedition's CahowCam project … The endangered Bermuda Petrel (Cahow) is endemic and breeds only in Bermuda. In October, the Cahow builds a nest on land where the female gives birth to one egg. Until recently, Bermuda Petrel Pterodroma cahow (IUCN Category: ‘Endangered’) bred only in sub-optimal habitat on four small islets in north-east Bermuda. Scientific Name: Pterodroma Cahow Listed as Endangered in: Bermuda - North Atlantic Ocean The Cahow lives only on the east coast of Bermuda and catches its food by diving underwater. Adults can reach up to sixteen inches. The cahow disappeared. The cahow, which also is called Bermuda petrel, is one of only two bird species that breed exclusively on Bermuda. This is the national bird of Bermuda. The governor of Bermuda made a proclamation “against the spoyle and havocke of the Cahowes.” This bird related to the albatross is a slow breeder, laying only one egg a season. Viewers around the world watched a critically endangered cahow chick hatch in Bermuda at the weekend. The Common Tern has become an increasingly scarce breeder, with only a few pairs visiting each year. The cahow is actually a petrel, and gets its common name from its eerie mating call. The White-tailed Tropicbird (Longtail) is found in other parts of the world also, but Bermuda possibly has the largest breeding population in the Atlantic. Nonsuch Island is the most important site in Bermuda for the conservation of rare and threatened species and habitats. And this bird is on the endangered species list. To know all about Bermuda's birds and the best bird watching locations in the island, check out Bermuda… The islanders have a nickname for the bird: “Cahow” which is derived the sound of its call. There once were tens, or even hundreds of thousands or more cahows. Commonly known in Bermuda as the Cahow, this is a nocturnal bird that spends most of its time flying over the open ocean. Their diet consists of squid. This video is unavailable.