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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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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

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

Sex unknown

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
[22 NM (40 km) ESE of Terrigal, NSW, July 2013]

Near-dorsal view of a Black-browed Albatross (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Off Eaglehawk Neck, near Hobart, TAS, September 2021]

Frontal comparison of a Black-browed Albatross, front right, with a Shy Albatross (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Off Eaglehawk Neck, near Hobart, TAS, September 2021]

Lateral comparison of a Black-browed Albatross, front right, with a Shy Albatross (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Off Eaglehawk Neck, near Hobart, TAS, September 2021]

Near-lateral/ventral view of the underwings of a Black-browed Albatross in flight (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Off Mistral Point, Maroubra, Sydney, NSW, June 2013]

Lateral view from above onto the upperwings of two Black-browed Albatrosses in flight (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Southern Ocean, January 2005]

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

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of an immature Black-browed Albatross; note the dark tip of the bill (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Off Eaglehawk Neck, near Hobart, TAS, September 2021]

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

Lateral view of a banking juvenile Black-browed Albatross in flight (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Off Mistral Point, Maroubra, Sydney, NSW, June 2013]

Food, Diet

Near-lateral view of a Black-browed Albatross picking up food scraps; in the process it is spreading its wings
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Off Eaglehawk Neck, near Hobart, TAS, September 2021]

Lateral view of a Black-browed Albatross picking up food scraps (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Off Eaglehawk Neck, near Hobart, TAS, September 2021]

Black-browed Albatross competing with a Shy Albatross for food scraps (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Off Eaglehawk Neck, near Hobart, TAS, September 2021]

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