Pseudoprion turtur crassirostris
Probably closest to P. turtur, and sometimes still considered conspecific. Past lumping of these two forms led to some subsequent confusion as to exactly which species occurred where, and Kerguelen form eatoni of P. turtur was mistakenly ascribed to present species; population of present species in Auckland Is was erroneously listed under name eatoni but, following reidentification of that taxon, was recently described as a new subspecies, flemingi; birds of Heard I provisionally included in flemingi but may be subspecifically separable from those of Auckland Is#R. Race pyramidalis in the past synonymized with nominate, but appears to be valid, on basis of larger size, longer bill and wings, and longer tail in male#R. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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