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Bird Buller's Albatross (Thalassarche bulleri)

J.K.M

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Scientific name: Thalassarche bulleri

Common Name: Buller's Albatross

Order: Procellariiformes

Family: Diomedeidae

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: Adults forage between 40°S and 50°S from Tasmania to the Chatham Rise.
Juveniles and non-breeding adults can disperse across the south Pacific Ocean to the west coast of South America

Habitat: Pelagic species.

Field Notes: 79cm, silver-grey forehead, grey head and throat. It has a black patch around the eyes with a white crescent behind and below the eye. Its back, upperwing, and tail are dark grey, and its rump and underparts are white. Its bill is large and black with yellow on the upper mandible, and the tip.

These shots were taken whilst on a pelagic boat trip which went out as far as the continental shelf, departing from St Helens in Tasmania.
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Dusty Miller

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Very nice photos JKM.

The word albatross always reminds me of Monty Python for some reason.
 

Dusty Miller

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A cross between wolf nipple chips and otter's earlobe.
 
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