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  Antarctic Prion (Pachyptila desolata)

Antarctic Prion | Pachyptila desolata photo
Antarctic Prion flying over the South Atlantic Ocean between the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.

Image by Liam Quinn from Canada - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

ANTARCTIC PRION FACTS

distribution map showing range of Pachyptila desolata in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Procellariiformes
Family:Procellariidae
Genus:Pachyptila
Species:desolata
Common Name:Antarctic Prion

Relatives in same Genus
  Slender-billed Prion (P. belcheri)
  Fairy Prion (P. turtur)