Picture of Planet Scott, planetscott.com
The Wild Wild World of
PLANET SCOTT
Travel and nature photos

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris)

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris)

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris Impavida) - Campbell



Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris Impavida) - Campbell Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) Brown-chinned Albatross, Beagle Channel

Class: Aves
Family: Diomedeidae
Common Name: Black-browed Albatross
Genus: Thalassarche
Species Name: melanophris

About The Black-browed Albatross

Albatrosses are one of the most marine of all birds, traversing the oceans of the southern hemisphere, and only returning to land to breed. They belong to the family of 'tube-noses', related to petrels, shearwaters and fulmars (2). The black-browed albatross is a large bird, although not amongst the largest members of their family, and are predominantly white beneath, with a dark border around the underwing. Above, the upperwing is dark grey and the bird appears as a black and white cross at a distance. The bill is yellow with a darker orange tip, and there is a dark eye-stripe, giving the birds their common English name. The sexes appear similar (4). Juvenile birds are similar to adults but have grey bills and a grey collar, as well as a dusky underwing (2).

Rights Holder: Wildscreen

Trips Where Observed

Argentina
Chile
Eastern Australia

Member Lifelists

Argentina
Australasia
South America
World

Sites Where Observed

Planetscott.com

Sitemap Hackers Challenge Contact
Website Powered By PlanetScott.com