Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Shearwaters and Petrels :: Slender-billed Prion
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
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RangeNearly circumpolar; S. Indian Ocean and ex. sw. Pacific Ocean; Se. Pacific Ocean and sw. Atlantic Ocean;
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 24°S 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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