Image: Black-browed Albatross

Black-browed Albatross

The Black-browed Albatross, Thalassarche melanophrys, has a wingspan of up to 2.4 metres. Individuals glide over the ocean feeding on prey near the surface, which makes them vulnerable to pollution (floating rubbish, oils and chemicals) and long-line fishing. The birds breed in large numbers on small, isolated Antarctic isands.


John Fields
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