Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) on a rock. The Atlantic puffin breeds on the coasts of northern Europe, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and eastern North America, but spends the winter months at sea.They are 28-34 centimetres in length and have distinctive orange bill plates, which are shed after breeding. Photographed in Northumberland, England.
© John Devries/Science Photo Library
Penguin breeding colony research
Penguin breeding colony research, with researchers and photographers in the background. Located at St Andrews Bay, this is the largest breeding colony of king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) on South Georgia. Recording tags attached to fledging juveniles transmit data by satellite. Studies here and at other king penguin colonies reveal the foraging patterns of these birds. This penguin is found in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions. It is a social animal, living and breeding in large colonies of thousands of individuals.
© CHARLOTTE MAIN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Vintage lithograph from 1883 of a Sea Gull. Gulls or seagulls are birds in the family Laridae. They are most closely related to the terns
© Duncan Walker
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