The birds of the Antarctic and Subantarctic oceans...


A porpoising penguin.

Tubenoses, including Albatross & Petrels

Mollymawk Albatross

The 'Mollymawk' Albatross are in the genus Thalassarche. They are smaller than the Great Diomedea Albatross. Unlike the latter birds, the Mollymawks have a dark back. The different species in the genus can usually be distinguished from each other by their slightly different coloured bills.

Black-browed Mollymawk, view of upperside

Black-browed Mollymawk, view of underside

Giant Petrels

Southern Giant Petrel


Pachyptila belcheri, 'Slender-billed Prion' (between Ushuaia and Falklands). Long thin bill, large white eyebrow.

Pachyptila desolata'Antarctic Prion' (Scotia Sea).

Storm Petrels

Wilsons Storm Petrel

Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.