French: Prion de Salvin German: Kleiner Entensturmvogel Spanish: Prión de Salvin
Other common names:
Prion vittatus salvini
Marion Island, Prince Edward Islands
S Indian Ocean and Australasian seas, breeding on Prince Edward Is and Crozet Is.
25–28 cm; 115–210 g; wingspan 57–58 cm. Upperparts pearl grey to bluish grey, darker slate-grey on crown and especially on forehead, contrasting blackish subterminal band on... read more
Like other Pachyptila, probably silent at sea. Vocal at night at colonies, where gives... read more
Marine, normally occurring offshore, except near colonies; outside breeding season occurs in areas... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly crustaceans, especially amphipods (Themisto gaudichaudii) and euphausiids; also squid and fish. Prey is generally less than... read more
Starts late Sept/Oct with return to colony, followed by pre-laying exodus of c. 10 days (10–20 Nov), egg-laying well synchronized... read more
Disperses widely over S Indian Ocean, ranging N to South Africa and Australia; some wander further... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). One of most numerous of all seabirds, with an overall population of perhaps 12,000,000 birds; 6,000,000–8,000,000 pairs at... read more
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