Faroe islands


The Faroe Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica grabae) is called: Lunde or Søpapegøje in Danish. This bird species feed mostly on fish like Lesser Sand Eels.

The specimens of Faroe Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica grabae) on the Island of Mykines seem to have a more varied diet than those living on the island of Nolsoy (in my observations).

The flag of the Faroe Islands. This North Atlantic archipelago is a depended territory within the kingdom of Denmark. The currency here is called Faroese króna equal to Danske kroner (DKK).

The Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) is called: Ride in Danish. I observed many chicks in the end of July. They usually nest in the very steep rocky shelfs close to the water.


The Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) is called: Almindelig Kjove in Danish. This bird species rob other seabirds (like terns and gulls) of their prey. This behavior is called kleptoparasitism.


The Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) is called: Stenpikker in Danish. This species seem common on the island of Nolsoy.

A Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) just about to take off reveales the white band on the tail. This white marking makes it possible to make an easy identification of this bird species when they fly.