Birds of the UK Overseas Territories


Birds of the UK Overseas Territories

The UK Overseas Territories are 14 groups of islands scattered across all seven seas. The Territories are home to a dazzling array of birds, from the tropics, through temperate latitudes to sub-Antarctic islands and the white continent itself. From seabirds to landbirds, migratory species to localised endemics, the range of birdlife of the Territories encompasses some of the largest penguin and albatross colonies on Earth, as well as many species of frigatebirds, hummingbirds and parrots, and even flightless rails and crakes. This mini-documentary explores this surprising diversity of bird species that call the Territories home.

Please note: although complementary to the BBC FOUR series, the 40 short mini-documentaries are not commissioned or editorially overseen by BBC.

The three-part Britain’s Treasure Islands documentary series was broadcast on BBC FOUR on Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00). Contact to get passworded access to view a non-downloadable version of the broadcast programme online.

Britain's Treasure Islands, Simon Vacher's camerawork

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