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Slender-billed Prion Pachyptila belcheri

Described by: Mathews (1912)
Alternate common name(s): Thin-billed Prion, Narrow-billed Prion
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


New Island, Falkland Islands - Dec 27, 1987 © Dennis Paulson  Mollendo, Peru - Jun 27, 1977 © Dennis Paulson 
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Nearly circumpolar; S. Indian Ocean and ex. sw. Pacific Ocean; Se. Pacific Ocean and sw. Atlantic Ocean;
Two populations;
Breeds in the Falkland Is. (New, Grand Jason and Steeple Jason Is.), in ex. s. Chile (Noir Is.), Argentina (Islet of Tierra del Fuego and Staten Is.) and possibly on South Georgia Is. Crozet (East Is.), Kerguelen Is., Australia (Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria (Portland) to n. New South Wales (Wollongong)), Tasmania and New Zealand (North and South Island).
Disperses into subtropical waters off Peru (n. to Lima, Mollendo), Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and s. Brazil (n. to 24S off Sao Paulo and Bahia), South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.


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


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