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Sea birds on Lord Howe Island in a feeding frenzy.
Masked boobies, with the twin peaks of Mt Lidgbird and Mt Gower in the background.
A white-bellied storm petrel goes fishing.
A wedge-tailed shearwater chick.
A juvenile masked boobie
A mother masked boobie gives her chick some food.
A red-tailed tropicbird. Between September and May, but particularly during the summer months, you can watch the red-tailed tropicbirds from the Malabar cliffs and northern hills as they perform their airborne courting rituals.
A white tern with a squid for lunch. Between September and May, but particularly during the summer months, you can watch the red-tailed tropicbirds from the Malabar cliffs and northern hills as they perform their airborne courting rituals.
A white tern chick
A masked boobie chick
A sooty tern in flight
A Lord Howe woodhen, endemic to the island.
Providence petrels fly high above the peaks of Lord Howe Island. Lord Howe Island provides the only known breeding ground for the providence petrel, a large, greyish-brown bird which due their trusting nature, should be very easy to come into close contact with. Indeed, David Attenborough once described them as, “Extraordinarily friendly towards human beings.”
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