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Southern Hemisphere Land Birds and Shore Birds

Kelp Gull - Larus dominicanus

Andvord Bay

Weddell Seals at Andvord Bay A pair of Weddell Seals cruise slowly past Kelp Gulls along the shoreline at Neko Harbor in Andvord Bay.

Hear the sound Hear the Kelp Gulls.

Hannah Point, Livingstone Island

Kelp Gull at Hannah Point A spotted gray Kelp Gull fledgling at Hannah Point on Livingstone Island. A drop of salt water from the salt excreting organ near the fledgling's nostrils is hanging from the tip of its beak.

Environmental Research Unit, Falkland Islands background information about the Kelp Gull.

King Cormorant - Phalacrocorax atriceps

New Island, Falkland Islands

Blue Eyed Shag Blue-Eyed Shag is another name for the King Cormorant. They are black and white, very much like penguins. They have a bright blue eye-ring around their eyeball, from whence they derive their name.

New Island rookery The King Cormorant rookery on New Island is located in rocky cliffs above a narrow beach. It is populated by large numbers of Rockhopper Penguins, Black-browed Albatrosses, and Blue-eyed Shags, nesting all mixed together.

Blue Eyed Shag When a King Cormorant catches the ridge lift generated by a ship it is able to stretch out their wings and glide for a few seconds. It must be a rare and wonderful experience for them to get to glide.

Environmental Research Unit, Falkland Islands background information about the King Cormorant.


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Pied Oystercatcher - Haematopus leucopodus

Carcass Island, Falkland Islands

Pied Oystercatcher on Carcass Island A Pied Oystercatcher with a long, bright red beak investigates the rocks on the shore, looking for small invertebrates to eat on Carcass Island.

Environmental Research Unit, Falkland Islands background information about the Pied Oystercatcher

Upland Goose - Chloephaga picta leucoptera

New Island, Falkland Islands

Upland Geese A flock of Upland Geese grazing in the grass near the roof of Barnard's barn on New Island.

Environmental Research Unit, Falkland Islands background information about the Upland Goose.

Carcass Island, Falkland Islands

Upland Goose on Carcass Island Upland Geese graze on the grass around Magellanic Penguin burrows on Carcass Island.

Kelp Goose - Chloephaga hybrida malvinarum

Carcass Island, Falkland Islands

Kelp Geese on Carcass Island A family group of Kelp Geese with a pair of downy, gray chicks on Carcass Island. The male Kelp Goose is snow white and looks a lot like a common barnyard goose.

Environmental Research Unit, Falkland Islands background information about the Kelp Goose.

Patagonia Crested Duck - Lophonetta specularioides specularioides

Carcass Island, Falkland Islands

Patagonia Crested Duck on Carcass Island Patagonia Crested Ducks feed along the water's edge on Carcass Island.

Environmental Research Unit, Falkland Islands background information about the Patagonia Crested Duck.



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Falklands Skua - Catharacta antarctica

New Island, Falkland Islands

Falkland Skua Falklands Skuas are easily recognized by the white patches on their wings. This one is patrolling the Rockhopper Penguin rookery on New Island.

Environmental Research Unit, Falkland Islands background information about the Falklands Skua.

Caracara - Phalcoboenus australis

Carcass Island, Falkland Islands

Caracara on Carcass Island Caracaras standing on a rocky outcrop a few yards offshore of the McGill Settlement on Carcass Island.

Environmental Research Unit, Falkland Islands background information about the Caracara.

Link to the Falklands Conservancy pages about the Caracara.

Turkey Buzzard - Cathartes aura falklandica

Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands

Turkey Buzzard at Volunteer Point A Turkey Buzzard soars low along the foot of a small rise, catching the wind rising over the low topography at Volunteer Point on East Falkland Island.

Environmental Research Unit, Falkland Islands background information about the Turkey Buzzard.

Black-Crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax falklandicus

Carcass Island, Falkland Islands

Black Crowned Night Heron  on Carcass Island A stand of trees has been planted as a windbreak between the main house of the settlement and the shoreline at the McGill Settlement on Carcass Island. Black Crowned Night Herons build large nests of sticks and small branches in the trees.

Environmental Research Unit, Falkland Islands background information about the Black Crowned Night Heron.

Falkland Thrush - Turdus falcklandii falcklandii

Carcass Island, Falkland Islands

Falkland Thrush on Carcass Island Falkland Thrush sitting on a fence post.

Falkland Thrush on Carcass Island A dried-out sheep carcass is placed on the roof of the shed of the McGill Settlement on Carcass Island.for the Falkland Thrushes to feed on.

Environmental Research Unit, Falkland Islands background information about the Falkland Thrush.

Tussock Bird - Cinclodes antarcticus antarcticus

Carcass Island, Falkland Islands

Tussock Bird on Carcass Island Tussock Bird is the local name for the Blackish Cinclodes.

Tussock Bird on Carcass Island Tussock Birds in the back yard of the McGill Settlement on Carcass Island.

Environmental Research Unit, Falkland Islands background information about the Tussock Bird.

Snowy Sheathbill - Chionis alba

Cape Lookout, Elephant Island

Snowy Sheathbill at Cape Lookout Sheathbills wander among the penguins, feeding on the rich supply of guano and other organic material.

Chinstrap Penguins at Cape Lookout Sheathbills perch on a high point over a Chinstrap Penguin rookery, keeping an eye out for an opportunity to get some food at Cape Lookout on Elephant Island.

Link to Britannica.com's page about the Sheathbill.

 

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