Procellariidae

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Procellariidae

[‚prō·sə·lə′rī·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of birds in the order Procellariiformes comprising the petrels, fulmars, and shearwaters.
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Forest decline as a cause of bird extinction also seems compatible with the limited evidence concerning the pattern of extinction; that is, the survival of procellariids well into the period of human settlement.