Slender-billed Prion (species: Pachyptila belcheri) in Sydney Marine Life (Gaia Guide)
Pachyptila belcheri
Slender-billed Prion

©ZooPro: Slender-billed Prion (Pachyptila belcheri)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Procellariiformes
Family Procellariidae
Genus Pachyptila
Species Pachyptila belcheri
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Like all prions, they are blue-grey above and white below with a dark "M" on their back to their wingtips. They have a white eyebrow and a dark line extending from below the eye almost to the neck. Their tail is wedge-shaped and grey with a black tip, their bill is blue-grey, and their feet are pale blue. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 25 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

The Slender-billed Prion spends all of his non-breeding time over ocean water in the southern oceans. When breeding, they will do so on the Crozet Islands, the Kerguelen Islands, the Falkland islands and Noir Island off the coast of southern Chile. (Wikipedia)

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