Tag: petrel

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Cape Petrel, Daption capense, originally uploaded by blather. Here's a photo that I somehow didn't notice before... taken in the Antarctic, January 2007. Cape Petrel, Daption capense, also known as the cape pigeon, pintado petrel, is a common seabird of the Southern Ocean from the family Procellariidae. It is the only member of the genus Daption, and is allied to the fulmarine petrels. It is also sometimes known as the Cape Fulmar, Cape Pigeon, or Pintado Petrel. The Cape Petrel has two subspecies, D. c. capense and D. c. australe.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Cape Petrel, Daption capense, originally uploaded by blather. Get high resolution version » One of the most difficult birds to photograph, due to their colouring and their aerobatics! Cape Petrel, Daption capense, also known as the cape pigeon, pintado petrel, is a common seabird of the Southern Ocean from the family Procellariidae. It is the only member of the genus Daption, and is allied to the fulmarine petrels. It is also sometimes known as the Cape Fulmar, Cape Pigeon, or Pintado Petrel. The Cape Petrel has two subspecies, D. c. capense and D. c. australe.

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Antarctic petrel, or Thalassoica antarctica, close up! , originally uploaded by blather. Click for high resolution version » Antarctic petrel, or Thalassoica antarctica is a boldly marked dark brown and white petrel, found in Antarctica, most commonly in the Ross and Weddell seas. They eat Antarctic krill, fish, and small squid. They feed while swimming but can dive well from the surface and the air.(wikipedia)

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Iceberg, Antarctica, with roosting petrels, originally uploaded by blather. Click for high resolution version and prints » Iceberg, Antarctica, with roosting petrels

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Get high resolution version »Southern Giant Petrel, originally uploaded by blather. Macronectes giganteus - Southern Giant Petrel. Giant petrels are aggressive predators and scavengers, which has led to the other common name they were known as, the Stinker.They look a bit like albatross, except for the tube nostrils on the top of their bill - albatross bills have the two tube nostrils opening seperately, further up. They're still bloody big tho - this geezer has a 2m wingspan! Another lucky shot - it's almost pin sharp, when I look at it 100%. Settings: Exposure:1/3200 sec Aperture:f/5 Focal Length:110 mm ISO Speed:200 Exposure Bias:-2/3 EV

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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Click for high resolution version »Snow Petrel, Antarctica, originally uploaded by blather. The snow petrel is one of only three birds that breed exclusively in Antarctica and has been seen at the South Pole. It has the most southernly breeding distribution of any bird.