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Sea Birds Found In Australia

Sea Feeders and Shore Nesters

Seabirds include species from the small terns to the larger Wedge-tailed Shearwater and up the the Osprey and Sea Eagle.

They are different to shorebirds in that their food source is the sea, feeding upon fish and squid. However because they come ashore to roost and nest the islands scattered along the vast coastline of Australia are the perfect home for these birds.

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Gulls and Terns

Pacific GullPACIFIC GULL

Photo Lyle Stacpoole

Petrels, Shearwaters and Prions

Pacific GullGREY PETREL

 

Albatross and Large Sea Birds

White-Bellied Sea EagleWHITE-BELLIED SEA EAGLE

Photo Kollie Smith

Gannetts and Similar Sea Birds

Pacific GullGREY PETREL

 

List of Sea Birds of Australia

SEE DATA ABBREVIATIONS LEGEND

Gulls and Terns

SEE GULLS AND TERNS PHOTOS AND DATA

• Black-headed Gull

• Black-tailed Gull

• Franklin's Gull

• Kelp Gull

• Pacific Gull

• Silver Gull

Terns

• Antarctic Tern

• Artic Tern

• Black Tern

• Black-naped Tern

• Bridled Tern

• Caspian Tern

• Coastal Tern

• Common Tern [Migratory - Europe, Asia and North America]

• Crested Tern

• Fairy Tern

• Gull-billed Tern

• Lesser crested Tern

• Little Tern

• Roseate Tern

• Sooty Tern

• Whiskered Tern

• White Tern

• White-fronted Tern

• White-winged Black Tern

Petrels

SEE PETRELS, SHEARWATERS AND PRIONS PHOTOS AND DATA

• Antarctic Petrel

• Atlantic Petrel

• Barau's Petrel

• Black Petrel

• Black-bellied Storm Petrel

• Black-winged Petrel

• Blue Petrel

• Bulwer's Petrel

• Cape Petrel

• Common Diving-Petrel

• Gould's Petrel

• Grey Petrel

• Grey-backed Storm-Petrel

• Herald Petrel

• Kerguelen Petrel

• Matsudaira's Storm-Petrel

• Northern Giant Petrel

• Providence Petrel

• Soft-plumaged Petrel

• Southern Giant Petrel

• Tahiti Petrel

• White-chinned Petrel

• White-faced Storm-Petrel

• White-headed Petrel

• White-necked Petrel

• Wilson's storm Petrel

Shearwaters

• Flesh-footed Shearwater

• Fluttering Shearwater

• Hutton's Shearwater

• Little Shearwater

• Short-tailed Shearwater

• Sooty Shearwater

• Streaked Shearwater

• Tropical shearwater

• Wedge-tailed Shearwater

Prions

• Antartic Prion

• Broad-billed Prion

Albatross

SEE ALBATROSS AND LARGE SEA BIRDS PHOTOS AND DATA

• Antipodean [Wandering] Albatross

• Black-browed Albatross

• Buller's Albatross

• Campbell Albatross

• Chatham Albatross

• Grey-headed Albatross

• Light-mantled Sooty Albatross

• Royal Albatross

• Shy Albatross

• Sooty Albatross

• Wandering Albatross

• Yellow-nosed Albatross

Tropicbirds

• Red-tailed Tropicbird

• White-tailed tropicbird

Frigatebirds

• Christmas Frigatebird

• Great Frigatebird

• Lesser Frigatebird

Other Large Sea Birds

• Black Noddy [CY-QT]

• Eastern Osprey [see BIRDS OF PREY]

• White-bellied Sea Eagle [see BIRDS OF PREY]

Gannets

SEE GANNETS AND SIMILAR SEA BIRDS PHOTOS AND DATA

• Australasian Gannet

• Cape Gannet

Boobys

• Abbott's Booby

• Brown Booby

• Masked Booby

• Red-footed Booby

Skuas and Jagaers

• Brown Skua

• Arctic Jaeger

• Long-tailed Jaeger

• Pomarine Jaeger

Others
 

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Data Abbreviations Legend

Origin

E - Endemic

R - Resident

M - Migratory

V - Vagrant

Size; in length

L:230-400mm

Location     - SEE BIRD MAP

A - All Australia

CY - Cape York

QT - Queensland Wet Tropics

CC - Central Channel Country

EA - Eastern Australia

SE - South Eastern Australia

T - Tasmania

CD - Central/Southern Deserts

SW - South of Western Australia

NW - North West Australia