Fairy prion (1679/2289)

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It can be very difficult to separate different prion species at sea. They are all small, bluish grey and typically fly low and fast. The broad dark tip of the fairy prion’s tail is one of the more noticeable diagnostic features.

Common names
fairy prion, titi wainui, dove prion
Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand
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