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Black-browed Albatross

Black-browed Albatross
Photographed byCon Duyvestyn on Sun 13th Aug, 2017 and uploaded by McKinley Moens on Wed 9th May, 2018 .
CommentBlack-browed Albatross
Scientific Name = Thalassarche melanophris
Wingspan = 2.1 - 2.5m
Conservation Status = Endangered

This species was misidentified as Southern Royal Albatross x1

The short black eyebrow against a white head gives this bird a frowning expression - this bird is the real “Angry Bird”. The Black-browed Albatross also has the darkest underwings of all the ‘mollymawks’, which are smaller albatrosses in the genus Thalassarche. Some other identifying features are:

- Bright orange-yellow bill
- Black eye
- Pink bill tip
- Black mantle, upperwing and tail
- Black underwing margins - wider at and past the ‘elbow’
LocationPort Fairy Pelagic (Victoria)
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