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FAIRY PRION (Pachyptila turtur)
Biodiversity > Birds > Rare visitors and vagrants

Vagrant. Five records. One collected by an Australian Museum party during August and September 1887 (Etheridge 1889; Hindwood 1940; AM O.1614). One found beachcast by Ray Shick in July 1975 (Rogers 1976; AM O.45492). One found beachcast by G. Retmock on 14 September 1978 (AM O.47056). A live bird, which later died, was found ashore by Hutton on 28 June 2002. Another two were found beachcast on 7 July 2002 (these three birds now in AM, unregistered). July 22 2011 one dead beach-washed specimen found by Ian Hutton.


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