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  Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur)





Fairy Prion | Pachyptila turtur photo
Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur), East of the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia

Image by JJ Harrison (http://www.noodlesnacks.com/) - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Fairy Prion | Pachyptila turtur photo
Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur) pair in flight, East of the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania

Image by JJ Harrison (http://www.noodlesnacks.com/) - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

FAIRY PRION FACTS

distribution map showing range of Pachyptila turtur 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:turtur
Common Name:Fairy Prion

Relatives in same Genus
  Slender-billed Prion (P. belcheri)
  Antarctic Prion (P. desolata)