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Slender-billed Prion

Slender-billed Prion
Photographed byMark Lethlean on Sun 14th Jan, 2018 and uploaded on Sat 7th Apr, 2018 .
Resolution1400x935
Viewed57
ID30152
CommentPrions are by far the most challenging birds to photograph and ID on the Southern Ocean. They are small, fast and are pale-blue against a blue sea. There are about 8 spp with often only minute variations between them and in some cases absolute identification can only be made by in-hand examination.
One of the challenges was to be able to differentiate the fewer Slender-billed Prions that occurred with the more numerous Antarctic Prions. The Slender-billed has a slightly narrower black tail band, a less distinct black 'M' over upperwing and back, and a broader white supercillium that joins the face.
EquipmentNikon D800, Nikon AF-S 400mm 2.8E FL ED lens.
f/2.8 1/4000 iso-250 400mm
LocationSouthern Ocean (Unknown)
Keywordsin flight, adult
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