Birds of Brazil

    PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae (Petrels, Shearwaters, Diving Petrels)  
Genus: Pachyptila (2 species, 6 worldwide)

Slender-billed Prion
Slender-billed Prion (Pachyptila belcheri)
Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia  
Photograph by Ed Dunens     Copyright and usage info

Prions are small birds similar to Storm Petrels, usually at around 20-25 cm., and are very hard to differentiate. The slender bill is hard to be certain about.

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Broad-billed Prion (Pachyptila vittata)

Compare to [Slender-billed Prion].

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