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Nazca Booby

Nazca Booby

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Peruvian Booby

Peruvian Booby
"Sula variegata” The Peruvian Booby is a bird of the Humboldt current off western South America. It is the second most abundant seabird species that inhabits the Peruvian Coast and the second most important guano-producing seabird. The word “booby” comes from the Spanish “bobo” meaning “stupid fellow”Read more

Wilson’s Storm Petrel

Wilson’s Storm Petrel
"Oceanites oceanicus”  The Wilson’s Storm Petrel is a small seabird with short, rounded wings and long legs projecting beyond the tail in flight. It is about 18 centimeters in length with a wing span of approximately 40 centimeters. Their upper-parts are mostly sooty-brown except for a conspicuous whiteRead more

Black Guillemot

Black Guillemot
"Cepphus grylle” Black Guillemots have a black body with black bill, white patch on wings and red feet. During winter coloring turns to a white base with a darker back. The colorization of the winter plumage gets whiter the further north a particular individual Black Guillemot isRead more

White-flippered Penguin

White-flippered Penguin
"Eudyptula albosignata” White-Flippered Penguins are found primarily on Banks Peninsula on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island and on Motunau Island near Canterbury. The White-flippered Penguin was previously classified as a subspecies of the Blue Penguin and thought to be just a color morph. However,Read more

Harlequin Duck

Harlequin Duck
"Histrionicus histrionicus” The Harlequin Duck is a small sea duck. In North America, it is also known as the Painted Duck, Totem Pole Duck, Rock Duck, Glacier Duck, Mountain Duck, White-eyed Diver, Squeaker and Blue Streak. Adult males (drakes) are slate blue with chestnut sides and whiteRead more

Spot-billed Pelican

Spot-billed Pelican
“Pelecanus philippensis” The Spot-billed Pelican is also known as Grey Pelican, Spotted Pelican or Philippine Pelican and are one of the most threatened pelican species in the world. Their numbers have declined in many areas due to habitat loss & human disturbance and many populations in SoutheastRead more

Pink-backed Pelican

Pink-backed Pelican
"Pelecanus rufescens” As their name suggests, the Pink-backed Pelican have a pink back. Most of their feathers are gray-white, though their breast & abdomen is also pink in color. Young birds are brown, with a slight pinkish tinge. These pelicans feed mostly in the morning & evening.Read more

Australian Pelican

Australian Pelican
"Pelecanus conspicillatus” The Australian Pelican's bill is 40 to 50 centimeters long and is larger in males than in females and have large wings with a wingspan of 2.3 meters to 2.5 meters. The Australian Pelican is found throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea and western Indonesia, withRead more

Dalmatian Pelican

Dalmatian Pelican
"Pelecanus crispus” The Dalmatian Pelican is an enormous bird native to such Asian countries as China and India, as well as to the southern regions of Europe especially Greece. It is white in color, with silvery-white feathers and can grow up to 70 inches in height, 33Read more
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