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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Procellariidae.
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Millions of seabirds use the island, including storm petrels (Oceantidae), sooty shearwaters (Puffinus griseus), broad-billed prions (Pachyptila vittata), and the critically endangered Chatham petrel which breeds only on Rangatira.
Once very abundant on Amsterdam and Saint-Paul, Pachyptila salvini macgillivrayi, with its distinct wide blue beak, has significantly decreased in number on Amsterdam Island.
Pachyptila desolata, is capable of olfactory partner recognition, the first report of this ability in a bird species
Pachyptila desolata, are also able to recognize and follow the odour of their partner in a Y-maze.
Macgillivray’s race of Salvin’s prion (Pachyptila salvini macgillivrayi) is an subspecies endemic to the ecoregion with less than 200 breeding pairs.