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Black-browed Albatross

Scientific Name: Thalassarche melanophris

Description: Commonly seen offshore, sometimes just beyond the breakers, mainly in the non-breeding season from April to September, Black -browed Albatross breed on sub-Antarctic islands, the nearest being Macquarie Island.

Usually seen gliding stiff-winged low over the water, they use wind currents to keep them aloft. Their food is mainly fish and cephalopods but they will follow fishing-boats to take discarded offal. Their wingspan is 2-2.5m, putting them in the smaller albatross group or ‘Mollymawks’.

Type: Bird
Where to find: Open Water
Size: 90cm