Pachyptila turtur (Kuhl, 1820)
fairy prion
Pachyptila turtur
photo by Auscape International

Family:  Procellariidae ()
Max. size:  28 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 140.0 g
Environment:  pelagic; marine
Distribution:  Indo- Pacific, Southern Atlantic and the Antarctic. Tropical to polar.
Diagnosis:  Culmen: 22.1 cm; tarsus: 3.31 cm; wing: 18.06 cm.
Biology:  Total Length: 25 to 28 cm; Wingspan: 56 to 60 cm (Ref. 8812). Surface seizing; dipping; pelagic (Ref. 356).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 07 August 2018 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Karpouzi, Vasiliki - 12.06.07
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 05.12.19

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