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Australian bird habitats:
Ice

Description of habitat

Some bird species, namely penguins, spend a significant fraction of their lifetimes on ice. They are also pelagic, spending much time in the open seas hunting, but are also found in coastal waters. They usually nest on offshore islands, often in colonies, although Emperor Penguins also breed on ice.

Bird species found in this type of habitat or plant

This is not necessarily a complete list. We display here some examples of bird species found by us in this kind of habitat or plant. Hover your cursor on thumbnails to see names of species; click on thumbnail to go to the page describing the species.

Photos

Emperor Penguins on Antarctic ice (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)

These pages are largely based on our own observations and those of our contributors. The structure of these bird pages is explained HERE. For more salient facts on any bird species please refer to a field guide.

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