- Pachyptila turtur
Exact bill shape is important in identification of this species1.
23 to 28 cm in length. 125 g in weight. 56 to 60 cm in wingspan.
The Fairy prion is found throughout the oceans and coastal areas of the Southern hemisphere.
Breeds on scattered subtropical and sub-antarctic islands
Open ocean and coastal areas. They prefer to breed on small islands.
Feeds from the surface of the sea.
Nest is placed in a burrow or preexisting hole.
- Thread from the id forum with id hints for Fairy Prion
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Fairy Prion. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Fairy_Prion
GSearch checked for 2020 platform.