Other birds...

Diomedia chlororhynchus

 

For images, click on thumbnail to enlarge (all photographs © Sean K. Todd 2000, use by permission only)



Cora cora


 Snowy Sheathbill


Antarctic Skua

Kelp gull

 

On the cruise we saw numerous other bird species. Most were difficult to photograph as they were small, and they rarely came close t the ship. However, there were a few exceptions. On New Island, in the Falklands, 51°44'S, 57°49'W (see map), we came across a very tame Cora cora that could be approached closely. Snowy sheathbills were a common site at most penguin colonies, scavenging from penguin carcasses and faeces. Finally, at mos colonies one could find skuas, a highly territorial, aggressive bird that preys on penguin chicks (Hosking and Sage 1982).

 

A Cora cora. Nikon F3AF with 300mm Nikkor Lens, Fujichrome 200ASA

 

A snowy sheathbill. Nikon F3AF with 105mm Nikkor Lens, Ektachrome 200ASA.

A skua giving a territorial display. Nikon F3AF with 300mm Nikkor Lens, Fujichrome 100ASA.

A juvenile kelp gull. Nikon F3AF with 300mm Nikkor Lens, Fujichrome 100ASA.