Non-Passerines Seabirds Photographed in their Natural Habitat
Seabird Photo Albums
The 'tubenoses' comprise albatrosses, mainly found in the Southern Ocean, together with petrel and shearwater cosmopolitan families, which have greatest diversity in the Southern Hemisphere.
1 Taxonomic orders that I include in bird classification for seabirds: (i) Procellariiformes; the tubenosed seabirds (Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters); (ii) The tubenose sister clade Sphenisciformes (Penguins), (iii) Gaviiformes (Loons) sister to (i) and (ii); (iv) Auks placed in Charadriiformes and (v) Suliformes (Gannets, Boobies and Frigatebirds) and (vi) Phaethontiformes (Tropicbirds) sister to core waterbirds. My waterbird albums include species listed in the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Wetland species/families encompass eight different Aves Orders including Charadriiformes and Suliformes, which include both waterbird and seabird families.