Seabird Photo Albums
This album page provides links to galleries that feature images of Seabirds that occupy various ocean and pelagic habitats. The primary gallery displays portraits of individual species together with juvenile/immature and male/female dimorphic species when I’ve been able to photograph them.
The 'tubenoses' comprise albatrosses, mainly found in the Southern Ocean. Together with petrel and cosmopolitan shearwater families, which have the greatest diversity in the Southern Hemisphere.
I follow J Boyd’s Taxonomy in Flux Checklist to map the seabird group of Aves Orders:
(a) Procellariiformes (Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters) the tube-nosed seabirds, part of Aequornithes;
(b) Sphenisciformes (Penguins) the tubenose sister clade,
(d) Suliformes (Gannets, Boobies and Frigatebirds). This order includes Cormorants and Darters, and part of that photo album; and
(e) Phaethontiformes (Tropicbirds) sister to core waterbirds (Aequornithes).
My waterbird albums include species listed in the Ramsar Convention. Wetland species/families encompass eight different Aves Orders, including Charadriiformes and Suliformes, which include both waterbird and seabird families.