Kure Birds

A number of different seabirds nest on Kure. Some of them are figured on the pages linked below. I am no expert on birds, but the number of animals on this small patch of land was impressive. Nearly all had no fear of man, and they often showed considerable curiosity. I regretted that I had only a still camera; I would like to have captured the actions and sounds.

Laysan Albatross
Phoebastria immutabilis

Black-footed Albatross
Phoebastria niaripes

Christmas Shearwater
Puffinus nativitatus

Sooty Tern
Onychoprion fuscatus

Common Noddy
Anous stolidus pileatus

White-capped Noddy
Anous minutus

White Tern
Gygis alba

Masked Booby
Sula dactylatra personata

Brown Booby
Sula leucogaster plotus

Red-footed Booby
Sula sula rubripes

Red-tailed Tropicbird
Phaethon rubricauda rothschildi

Fregata minor palmerstoni

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