ANTARCTIC and SUBANTARCTIC Seashore
birds

The birds of the Antarctic and Subantarctic seashore...

Sheathbills

Snowy Sheathbill

Skuas and Jaegers

Gulls

Kelp Gull

Family Spheniscidae: Penguins

A moulting penguin is a mess!

Gentoo Penguin

Eudyptes schlegeli 'Royal Penguin' (Macquarie Island, Australia).

Aptenodytes patagonicus, King Penguin (South Georgia).

Megadyptes antipodes 'Yellow-eyed Penguins' (Auckland Islands).

Order Procellariiformes: Tubenoses

Family Diomedeidae: Albatrosses

Phoebetria palpebrata, 'Light-mantled Sooty Albatross' (Auckland Islands).

Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, chick at nest (Fortuna Bay, South Georgia)

Southern Giant Petrel defending penguin kill.

Cormorants

Leucocarbo bransfieldensis, 'Antarctic Cormorant'.


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.