General Description

Body mainly white. Wings black, underwing with broad black margins and central inner white streak. Bill yellow with pink tip. Black eyebrow over dark eye. Young birds with black-grey bill. Body up to 95 cm long, wing span to 2.5 m.


This is the most abundant species of albatross. Individuals breed on many sub-Antarctic islands and they are known to follow ships and fishing boats.


Sub-Antarctic islands and coasts of southern continents, a vagrant in northern hemisphere areas. Southern Australia.


Coastlines, large bays and open seas.

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