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Snow Petrel stamps - mainly images - gallery format

Snow Petrel stamps - mainly images - gallery format

Petrels are tube-nosed seabirds in the bird order Procellariiformes. The common name does not indicate relationship beyond that point, as "petrels" occur in three of the four families within that group (except the Albatross family, Diomedeidae). Having a fossil record that was assumed to extend back at least 60 million years, the Procellariiformes was long considered to be among the older bird groupings, other than the ratites, with presumably distant ties to penguins and loons.

Petrels are tube-nosed seabirds in the bird order Procellariiformes. The common name does not indicate relationship beyond that point, as "petrels" occur in three of the four families within that group (except the Albatross family, Diomedeidae). Having a fossil record that was assumed to extend back at least 60 million years, the Procellariiformes was long considered to be among the older bird groupings, other than the ratites, with presumably distant ties to penguins and loons.

Black-throated Loon stamps - mainly images - gallery format

Black-throated Loon stamps - mainly images - gallery format

images+of+penguins | Royal Penguin Pictures, Good pictures and facts on royal penguins.

images+of+penguins | Royal Penguin Pictures, Good pictures and facts on royal penguins.

More on Leucopternis schistaceus: Slate-colored Hawk

More on Leucopternis schistaceus: Slate-colored Hawk

The chinstrap penguin is a small species of penguin which is found in habiting the rocky land and islands of the Antarctic Ocean. The chinstrap penguins name derives from the narrow black band under their heads.

The chinstrap penguin is a small species of penguin which is found in habiting the rocky land and islands of the Antarctic Ocean. The chinstrap penguins name derives from the narrow black band under their heads.

King penguins are the second largest penguin, second to the emperor penguin, to which they are closely related. They live on the many sub-antarctic islands (such as Crozet, Prince Edward, Kerguelen, South Georgia, Heard, and Macquarie Islands) that lie below the antarctic convergence and form colonies which can be extremely large with tens of thousands of birds. The colonies occupy low areas on the coast of the islands, usually rocky beaches, moraines, and low valleys.

King penguins are the second largest penguin, second to the emperor penguin, to which they are closely related. They live on the many sub-antarctic islands (such as Crozet, Prince Edward, Kerguelen, South Georgia, Heard, and Macquarie Islands) that lie below the antarctic convergence and form colonies which can be extremely large with tens of thousands of birds. The colonies occupy low areas on the coast of the islands, usually rocky beaches, moraines, and low valleys.

Common White Tern (Gygis alba)

Common White Tern (Gygis alba)

Antarctic Prion | Pachyptila desolata (Antarctic prion, Dove prion)

Antarctic Prion | Pachyptila desolata (Antarctic prion, Dove prion)

African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) or blackfooted penguin. It is also known as the "jackass" penguin, because it make donkey-like sounds. It is 60--70 cm tall. These penguins are found on south-western coast of Africa, living in colonies on islands.

African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) or blackfooted penguin. It is also known as the "jackass" penguin, because it make donkey-like sounds. It is 60--70 cm tall. These penguins are found on south-western coast of Africa, living in colonies on islands.

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