Faroe Islands

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).

This pair of Faroe Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica grabae) has a well hidden nesting cave behind them in the tall grass. They kept an eye on me all the time and took turns going in to their egg.

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.

These Faroe Atlantic Puffin's (Fratercula arctica grabae) are ready to make a nest. The male with grass as nesting material in his beak. This photo is from the East cost of Nolsoy where thousands of these puffin's were nesting.

Notice how the eye dissapears in the black hood of this Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea). This species seem to feed mainly on lesser sandeels according to my observations. This species is called: Havterne in Danish. 


The Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) is called: Rødstrubet Lom in Danish. This specimen is in breeding plumage. They seem to feed mainly on fish. This one was hunting trout in the lake Mjauvøtn.


Rio Xingú

Wildlife in and around the river system

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Costa Rica

Birds, lizards, frogs, freshwater fish, rainforest and dry forest



Ladybird spider (Photo article coming soon)



Amager Fælled a nature hot spot in Copenhagen, Denmark

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