Bermuda Petrel

The English 'Standard or Common' Name for Pterodroma cahow, known to the indigenous people of Bermuda as the Cahow, which may be an onomatopaeic name after the bird's calls. However, this may be an English interpretation. The complex history of Bermudian settlement after the British colonisation of 1609, suggests that it could have been derived from another language.  Languages in Bermuda https://www.studycountry.com/guide/BM-language.htm (accessed 9 March 2020) states "Due to the mixed population, a number of languages can be heard in the country. Some of the languages spoken on the island include English, Portuguese, Spanish and French."

Community
People + Birds Around the World, Cahow Community
Category
Oceania, Eggs & nests, Markers of environmental change (population-level observations), Conservation, Success stories, Stewardship, Lessons learned, Crucial habitat threats/ needs, Stories, Proper conduct, Personal narratives, Oral histories, Historical
Summary
As a schoolboy on Bermuda in 1951 David Wingate was invited on an ornithological expedition. In these recordings he describes how they rediscovered the Cahow, or Bermuda Petrel, previously thought extinct for 300 years.