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Seabirds of the World


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Table of Contents

Preface 7 Acknowledgements 9 Photographic Credits 10 Introduction How to Use this Guide 11 Topography of a Seabird 13 Seabird Orders 14 Photographic Plates 22-173 Systematic Section Penguins Spheniscidae 176 Divers/Loons Gaviidae 182 Grebes Podicipedidae 183 Albatrosses Diomedeidae 186 Petrels and Shearwaters Procellariidae 191 Storm-petrels Oceanitidae 214 Diving-petrels Pelecanoididae 220 Tropicbirds Phaethontidae 222 Pelicans Pelecanidae 223 Gannets and Boobies Sulidae 225 Cormorants Phalacrocoracidae 228 Frigatebirds Fregatidae 239 Phalaropes Phalaropodidae 241 Skuas Stercorariidae 242 Gulls, Terns and Noddies Laridae 244 Skimmers Rynchopidae 275 Auks Alcidae 276 Tubenose Identification Keys 286-309 Selected Bibliography 310 Index of English Names 311-314 Index of Scientific Names 315-317

About the Author

Peter Harrison, a professional birder and artist, is the resident illustrator for The Cormorant, the journal of the African Seabird Group. He is the author of Seabirds: An Identification Guide, to which this current book, Seabirds of the World, is a portable companion volume.


This is an essential guide for anyone seeking to identify seabirds anywhere on the world's oceans and seas. Most highly recommended. Wildlife Activist

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