Fairy Prion

Pachyptila turtur - Prion colombe

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Procellariiformes

  • Family
    :

    Procellariidés

  • Genus
    :

    Pachyptila

  • Species
    :

    turtur

Descriptor

Kuhl, 1820

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 28 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 56 à 60 cm.
  • Weight
    : 90 à 175 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Prion colombe
adult

Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur) is a species of bird in the Procellariidae family.

Subspecific information 2 subspecies

  • Pachyptila turtur turtur (Falkland Is, South Georgia, s Indian Ocean, Tasmania, New Zealand offshore islands, Chatham Is.)
  • Pachyptila turtur subantarctica (Antipodes, Snares, Macquarie Is.)

Foreign names

  • Prion colombe,
  • Pato-petrel Piquicorto,
  • Painho-filtrador-de-cauda-preta,
  • Feensturmvogel,
  • gerlecsőrű cethojsza,
  • Duifprion,
  • Prione fatato,
  • Ljushövdad valfågel,
  • Alvehvalfugl,
  • hladinár čarovný,
  • buřňák hrdliččí,
  • Alfehvalfugl,
  • pikkuprioni,
  • Swartstertwalvisvoël,
  • petrell prió bec-curt,
  • petrelek krótkodzioby,
  • Снеговая китовая птичка,
  • ヒメクジラドリ,
  • 仙锯鹱,
  • 仙鋸鸌,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Subantarctic ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged) ; Marine Oceanic : Epipelagic (0-200m), Mesopelagic (200-1000m) ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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