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Slender-billed Prion

(Pachyptila belcheri)
Alternate name(s): "Narrow-billed Prion", "Thin-billed Prion"
Size: 25-26 cm; wing span ca. 56 cm
Weight: 120-170 g


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Slender-billed Prion at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sex unknown

Lateral view of a Slender-billed Prion, showing its upperwing pattern (photo courtesy of M. Roderick)
[Off Port Stephens, NSW, August 2016]

Lateral view of a Slender-billed Prion, bottom, in direct comparison with a Fairy Prion, top; note the much paler "M" on the Slender-billed Prion, as well as the far reduced amount of black in the tail; also note its smaller bill and bolder/broader supercilium (photo courtesy of M. Roderick)
[Off Port Stephens, NSW, August 2016]

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