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Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata

Described by: Gmelin, J. F. (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Dove Prion
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Cooper Bay area, South Georgia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - Nov 20, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard  at sea to the southeast, Falkland Islands - Nov 15, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard  near Cooper Bay, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - Nov 20, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard 
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Nearly circumpolar; Se. Pacific Ocean, s. Atlantic Ocean, s. Indian Ocean and ex. sw. Pacific Ocean;
(1) Kerguelen, Crozet and Macquarie Is.
(2) Auckland and Heard Is.
(3) South Shetland, South Orkney, South Sandwich, South Georgia and Antarctica (tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, Cape Denison, Scott Is.).
Disperses in the se. Pacific Ocean n. to Chile and 12S off Peru, in the sw. Atlantic Ocean s. of 35S off Argentina, Uruguay and s. Brazil, in the se. Atlantic Ocean to South Africa and Namibia, across the s. Indian Ocean to s. Australia (Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria (Portland), New South Wales (Wollongong), Queensland), Tasmania and New Zealand (North Island and South Island).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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