The diverse suite of taxa attracted to drillships includes tubenoses
, gulls, and alcids (Baird, 1990; Wiese et al., 2001).
Turkey vultures, a group of seabirds called tubenoses
, and kiwis tend to devote a relatively large proportion of their brains to olfactory processing.
Chemotaxonomical relationships between penguins and tubenoses
. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 4:215-221.
The book is organized by bird family: you'll find separate sections for tubenoses
(albatrosses, fulmars, shearwaters, petrels), pelican-like birds, gull-like birds, phalaropes, and alcids.
Most shorebirds and passerine birds with immature plumages take about 1 yr to acquire adult plumage; large gulls take 4 yr, and large tubenoses
like the wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) take 20 to 30 yr (Cramp and Simmons 1977).