Fulmar Prion (Pachyptila crassirostris) - HBW 1, p. 249
French: Prion à bec épais
German: Dickschnabel Sturmvogel
Spanish: Pato petrel Picogrueso
Other common names: Thick-billed Prion
Taxonomy: Pseudoprion turtur crassirostris Mathews, 1912, Bounty Island .
Sometimes placed in P. turtur, with which probably forms superspecies. Race pyramidalis formerly current, now absorbed by nominate. In past, population of P. turtur at Kerguelen mistakenly ascribed to present species. Two subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- crassirostris (Mathews, 1912) - Snares, Bounty, Chatham Is.
- eatoni (Mathews, 1912) - Heard, Auckland Is.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
One of a large number passing the ship, close to breeding islands.
Locality Bounty Islands (ssp crassirostris)
Alan Tate 1 December 2005 3 years ago 3.7
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