Definition of pintado petrel in English:

pintado petrel

noun

  • A common petrel of southern oceans, having black plumage with white markings.

    • ‘The distinctively patterned Pintado Petrel is fairly common and the Sooty Shearwater is usually seen.’
    • ‘Throughout the voyage, giant petrels, wandering and black-browed albatross and pintado petrels followed the ship, providing me with constant opportunities for flight photos.’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Portuguese and Spanish pintado guinea fowl + petrel.

Pronunciation:

pintado petrel

/pɪnˈtɑːdəʊ/