a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The birds of the southern Australian and New Zealand temperate oceans...
Thalasseus bergii, 'Crested Tern' (Rottnest Island, Australia).
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
Pachyptila vittata, 'Broad-billed Prion' (on board Oceanic Discoverer in New Zealand)
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".