English Name Antarctic Prion
Scientific Name Pachyptila desolata
German Name Großer Entensturmvogel
Spanish Name Pato-petrel Piquiancho
French Name Prion de Forster
 
Antarctic Prion
     
Peters Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Fulmars,Petrels and Shearwaters Order 115.0
Sibley Monroe Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE(Procellariinae):Petrels,Shearwaters Order 3951.4
Gill Family Name PROCELLARIIDAE:Shearwaters,Petrels,Fulmars Order 157.4
New 2013 Family Name Order 10738.0
 
English Synonyms
Dove Prion
Dove Petrel
BLue Dove-Petrel
Dove-white Petrel
Whalebird
Snowbird
Synonyms
|(ctd): Aufzählung der Colibris,oder Trochilideen...,p. 11.Type,by subsequent designation(G.R.Gray,1855,Catalogue of the genera and subgenera of birds contained in the British Museum,p.139),Trochilus holosericeus Linnaeus,1758. (= Eulampis)
Authority (J.F.Gmelin,1789)
Habitat Marine & highly pelagic,occurring in cold waters normally to north of pack ice. Generally keeps way from land except at colonies.
Breeding "Broadly Sept to April." (HANZAB,1,p.248)[salvini];"Broadly from mid Oct to early Apr,through range..."[belcheri] (HANZAB,1,p.531)[desolata];"Birds return to colonies from mid-Aug but generally in early Sept...Cop
Movement
All birds leave colonies after breeding,probably moving north.Disperses widely over south Atlantic and southern Indian Oceans,from pack ice to subtropical latitudes off South America,where recorded north to 12°S off Peru. Also occurs off South Africa & Australia.