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Black-browed Albatross

(Thalassarche melanophris)
Alternate name(s): "Black-browed Mollymawk"
Size: 0.85-0.95 m; wing span 2.1-2.5 m
Weight: 2.9-4.7 kg

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Black-browed Albatross at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "melanophris"

ADULT

Frontal view of a Black-browed Albatross on the water; note the characteristic black eyebrow and dark eyes, as well as the red tip of the bill
[22 NM (40 km) ESE of Terrigal, NSW, July 2013]

Near-lateral view of a Black-browed Albatross on the water
[22 NM (40 km) ESE of Terrigal, NSW, July 2013]

Lateral view of a Black-browed Albatross on the water
[22 NM (40 km) ESE of Terrigal, NSW, July 2013]

View of the underwings of a Black-browed Albatross (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Off Mistral Point, Maroubra, NSW, June 2013]

Dorsal view of a Black-browed Albatross in flight
[22 NM (40 km) ESE of Terrigal, NSW, July 2013]

View onto the upperwings of two Black-browed Albatrosses (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Southern Ocean, January 2005]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Immature Black-browed Albatross (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Off Mistral Point, Maroubra, NSW, June 2013]

View of the underwings of an immature Black-browed Albatross (photo courtesy of B. Hensen) - note the mostly dark underwings and the yellowish bill with dark tip; the ID of this bird is not certain: it could also be an immature Campbell Albatross (which by some is considered a race of the Black-browed Albabtross)
[Off Mistral Point, Maroubra, NSW, June 2013]

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