AUSTRALASIAN Temperate Ocean
birds

The birds of the southern Australian and New Zealand temperate oceans...

Order Charadriiformes

Family Laridae: Terns & Gulls

Thalasseus bergii, 'Crested Tern' (Rottnest Island, Australia).

Order Procellariiformes; 'the tubenoses'

This order includes the Albatross, Mollymawks, and all the petrels. 

They are distinguished by their nostrils being enclosed in a tube that runs along the bill.

They include the largest of all flying birds; the Great Albatross reach wingspans of 3.6 metres

Family Procellariidae: Prions, Shearwaters and various Petrels 

Pachyptila vittata, 'Broad-billed Prion' (on board Oceanic Discoverer in New Zealand)

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Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".