General Description

Body white, top of wings dark brown. Head grey to white. Bill stout, tip yellow and upper bill curves down at the tip. Body up to 1.4 m long.


Shy Albatrosses are the only albatross to breed in Australia and only in a few locations. They breed from September to April. Their wingspan can reach over 2 m.


Southern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Coastlines, large bays and open seas.

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