Petrels and Shearwaters (Procellariidae)

Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur) - HBW 1, p. 249

French: Prion colombe German: Feensturmvogel Spanish: Pato petrel Piquicorto
Other common names: Fairy Dove/Blue/Dove/Gould Petrel, Short-billed/Narrow-billed Prion, Whalebird

Taxonomy: Procellaria turtur Kuhl, 1820, no locality.
Sometimes includes P. crassirostris, with which probably forms superspecies. Some authorities subdivide, accepting race subantarctica for populations to S of New Zealand. Monotypic.

Distribution: Subtropical and subantarctic, from Falkland Is and South Georgia eastwards through S Indian Ocean to SE Australia and New Zealand area.

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