French: Albatros à sourcils noirs German: Schwarzbrauenalbatros Spanish: Albatros ojeroso
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Southern Ocean, breeding from Cape Horn and Falkland Is E to Antipodes Is.
79–93 cm; male 3266–4658 g, female 2840–3806 g; wingspan 205–240 cm. Heavy build; wings often appear broad and blunt; fairly dark underwing, with... read more
Principal calls are Croaks (which signal identification and possession) and Wails (latter often... read more
Marine; to some extent pelagic, wandering over vast areas of sea sometimes 1000s of km from land,... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly crustaceans (Euphausia superba, Themisto gaudichaudii, Munida, Gnathophausia gigas, ... read more
Annual (although only 75–80% of successful breeders and 67–75% of failed breeders attempt to breed in following year and 5... read more
Despite extensive ringing, until recently movements not very well understood. However, Black-browed... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Probably most abundant and widespread albatross, with population previously estimated 550,000–600,000 breeding pairs, or 2,200,... read more
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