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A scientific name for fulmar prions nesting at Auckland and Heard Islands

TitleA scientific name for fulmar prions nesting at Auckland and Heard Islands
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsTennyson, AJD, Bartle, (S)JA
JournalNotornis
Volume52
Issue1
Pagination43-51
Type of Articlepaper
KeywordsAuckland Islands, fulmar prion, Heard Island, Kerguelen Island, new subspecies, Pachyptila crassirostris, Pachyptila turtur, taxonomy
Abstract

We describe and name a new subspecies of fulmar prion as Pachyptila crassirostris fl emingi. This little-known seabird has less than 1,000 pairs breeding at the Auckland Islands and 1,000-10,000 pairs breeding on Heard Island. It is probably largely sedentary around these islands in winter, with possible stragglers reaching mainland New Zealand and Tasmania.

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