a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The seabirds of the Subantarctic ocean, including penguins, petrels and albatross...
Diomedea exulans, 'Wandering Albatross'.
The 'Mollymawk' Albatross 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.
Thalassarche melanophris, 'Black-browed Mollymawk', view of upperside.
Black-browed Mollymawk, view of underside
Macronectes giganteus, 'Southern Giant Petrel'.
Fulmarus glacialoides, 'Southern Fulmar'.
Pagodroma nivea, 'Snow Petrel'.
Rhymes with iron, Pry-on, not Pree-on.
Pachyptila belcheri, 'Slender-billed Prion'. Long thin bill, large white eyebrow.
Pachyptila desolata, 'Antarctic Prion' (Scotia Sea).
Oceanites oceanicus, 'Wilsons Storm Petrel'. One of the most abundant birds in the world.
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