Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata (29.2)
(Antarktiese Walvisvoël)
Experiences with species

I had wanted to see one of these birds ever since I first went out on a pelagic trip in 2008. On this 2011 trip, we encountered some heavy seas, the string winds during the week had also brought in a lot of the less common species, and kept several hundred Prions in the vicinity of Cape Point. The dynamic and graceful flight of these small birds is brilliant to watch.

Other names: Dove Prion

Ranges: Resident Breeding Non-breeding Migratory Uncertain

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