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Common Names in English:
Broad-billed Prion, Broadbilled Prion
Common Names in French:
Prion de Forster
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Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -5,226 meters (0 to -17,146 feet).
Biome: Marine .
of this species is comprised mostly of cruaceans (especially
), squid and some fish. It apparently takes more crustaceans
in summer and small squid in winter. Prey
is obtained usually by
hydroplaning and by filtering or surface-seizing. Breeding starts
in July or August and individuals are strongly colonial
in burrows which are sometimes occupied by more than one pair. It
on a large variety of substrates and areas; coastal slopes
flat lava fields
, offshore islets
, dry rocky soil, caves
List of Habitats :
- 4 Grassland
- 4.3 Grassland - Subantarctic
- 6 Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)
- 9 Marine Neritic
- 9.1 Marine Neritic - Pelagic
- 9.2 Marine Neritic - Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs
- 9.3 Marine Neritic - Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel
- 9.4 Marine Neritic - Subtidal Sandy
- 9.5 Marine Neritic - Subtidal Sandy-Mud
- 9.7 Marine Neritic - Macroalgal/Kelp
- 9.9 Marine Neritic - Seagrass (Submerged)
- 10 Marine Oceanic
- 10.1 Marine Oceanic - Epipelagic (0-200m)
- 10.2 Marine Oceanic - Mesopelagic (200-1000m)
- 12 Marine Intertidal
- 12.1 Marine Intertidal - Rocky Shoreline
- 13 Marine Coastal/Supratidal
- 13.1 Marine Coastal/Supratidal - Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands [more info]
- Whittaker & Margulis,1978
- C. Linnaeus, 1758
- (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Grobben, 1908
- (Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Bateson, 1885
- Cuvier, 1812
- Jawed Vertebrates
- Goodrich, 1930
- Linnaeus, 1758
- Gauthier, 1986
- (C. Linnaeus, 1758)
- Pycraft, 1900
- Fürbringer, 1888
- (Fürbringer, 1888)
- Gadow, 1893
- Infraorder: Ciconiides () -
- Suborder: Procellarae () - Gadow, 1893
- Order: Procellariiformes () - (Fürbringer, 1888)
- Superorder: Procellariimorphae () - Fürbringer, 1888
- Cohort: Neognathae () - Pycraft, 1900
- Infraclass: Aves () - (C. Linnaeus, 1758)
- Subclass: Avialae () - Gauthier, 1986
- Class: Aves () - Linnaeus, 1758
- Superclass: Tetrapoda () - Goodrich, 1930
- Infraphylum: Gnathostomata () - auct. - Jawed Vertebrates
- Subphylum: Vertebrata () - Cuvier, 1812 - Vertebrates
- Phylum: Chordata () - Bateson, 1885 - Chordates
- Infrakingdom: Chordonia () - (Haeckel, 1874) Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Branch: Deuterostomia () - Grobben, 1908
- Subkingdom: Bilateria () - (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Kingdom: Animalia () - C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
Pachyptila vittata (Forster, 1777)
Status: Accepted Name
Last scrutiny: 13-Jun-2007
Members of the genus Pachyptila
ZipcodeZoo has pages for 11 species and subspecies in this genus:
P. belcheri (Slender-Billed Prion) · P. crassirostris (Fulmar Prion) · P. crassirostris crassirostris (Thick-Billed Prion) · P. desolata (Antarctic Prion) · P. desolata desolata (Antarctic Prion) · P. forsteri (Broad-Billed Prion) · P. salvini (Salvin's Prion) · P. salvini salvini (Medium-Billed Prion) · P. turtur (Fairy Prion) · P. turtur turtur (Fairy Prion) · P. vittata (Broad-Billed Prion)
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Accessed through GBIF Data Portal December 09, 2007:
- Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Terrestrial vertebrate specimens
- Provider, Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums
- Biodiversity Heritage Library NamebankID: 9025
- Catalogue of Life Accepted Name Code: ITS-174603
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility Taxonkey: 2480765
- Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN): 174603
- IUCN ID: 229377
- Zipcode Zoo Species Identifier: 152446
- Mean = -3,434.270 meters (-11,267.290 feet), Standard Deviation = 1,550.410 based on 114 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
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