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ANTARCTIC PRION (Pachyptila desolata)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Vagrant. Two positive records. One found beachcast by D. Moroney in November 1960 (McKean & Hindwood 1965; NMV W.5576). One found by F. Davies at Lagoon Beach on 8 September 1963 (McKean & Hindwood 1965; AM O.40477).  A prion brought in dead to Ben Miller some time during the period 1978 to 1980 was believed to be this species (B.Miller pers. comm.). Early reports of Antarctic Prions on the main Island and the Admiralty Islets (Hull 1910) were probably incorrect.

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