French: Prion de Belcher German: Dünnschnabel-Sturmvogel Spanish: Prión picofino
Other common names:
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Southern Ocean, breeding on Noir I (off S Chile) and Falkland Is, and also Crozet Is and Kerguelen Is.
25–28 cm; 112–192 g; wingspan 56 cm. Thin-billed prion with comparatively little black on tail and sharply contrasting white superciliary. Upperparts pearl... read more
Vocal only at night, although activity declines notably on moonlight nights, both because fewer non... read more
Marine and pelagic, but during breeding often feeds inshore or in shallow offshore waters,... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly crustaceans (> 95% by mass), with heavy dependence on amphipods (Themisto gaudichaudii), but also some euphausiids;... read more
Best studied on Falkland Is (on New I), with additional data from Kerguelen Is. Starts Oct/Nov, with return to colony commencing in mid Aug... read more
Disperses widely over Southern Ocean after breeding, generally absent from colonies Mar–Sept... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population probably well in excess 2,000,000 pairs and possibly 7,000,000 birds; up to 1,000,000–2,000,000 pairs have... read more
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