The birds of the Antarctic include sheathbills, gulls, skuas, albatross, giant petrels and cormorants...
Chionis albus, 'Snowy Sheathbill'. The only 'land' bird native to Antarctica.
(South Polar?) Skua.
Larus dominicanus, 'Kelp Gull'.
A penguin porpoising.
Penguins don't have teeth, but they do have something that looks similar inside their mouths. These are backward-pointing barbs, that help grip their slippery prey and encourage the one-way direction down their throat.
A moulting penguin is a mess!
There are three species in this genus.
All three species of these penguins build nests from stones. There are no trees, bushes or other vegetation available in their habitat. While many penguins may pick up stones from the shore, the penguins above are collecting small rocks in a little 'quarry' high on a ridge next to their nesting sites, picking through the dirt after the snow has melted.
Pygoscelis papua, 'Gentoo Penguin'
Gentoo Penguins usually lay two eggs. After about a month, the two chicks hatch. Both of the parents incubate the eggs and feed the young, taking turns. Sometimes only one chick survives to fledgling stage.
Pygoscelis adeliae, 'Adelie Penguin'.
Pygoscelis antarcticus, 'Chinstrap Penguin'.
Macronectes giganteus, 'Southern Giant Petrel'.
Pachyptila desolata, 'Antarctic Prion'.
Leucocarbo bransfieldensis, 'Antarctic Cormorant'.
Search this website and google: