Black-browed Albatross

Common Names:

Black-browed Albatross, Black-browed Mollymawk

Distribution

Breeds on 12 islands throughout the southern oceans.

Atlantic Ocean:  Falklands, Islas Diego Ramírez, and South Georgia. In the Pacific Ocean it breeds on Islas Ildefonso, Diego De Almagro, Isla Evangelistas, Campbell Island, Antipodes Islands, Snares Islands, and Macquarie Island.

Indian Ocean: Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands, Heard Island, and McDonald Island.

Description

This medium-sized albatross, measures 80–95 cm (31–37 in) in length.

Dark Grey back, eye brows and upper wings.  White below and white head and rump.  The underwings are white except for  broad, irregular, black margins.

Bill is yellow-orange  with a darker reddish-orange tip.

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Black-browed Albatross

Black-browed Albatross

Bill Shape
hooked-seabird
Regions
australia
massachusetts
new foundland
new jersey
north carolina
nova scotia
virginia
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
very-long-wings
Habitat
Oceans
Color
black
white
Body Shape
gull
Size
large
Order
albatross, petrel, shearwater, storm-diving petrel - procellariiformes
Conservation Status
Endangered