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Bird Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta)


John McDouall Stuart
Aug 5, 2011
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Scientific name: Thalassarche cauta
Common Name: Shy Albatross

Order: Procellariiformes

Family: Diomedeidae

Other Names:
Shy Mollyhawk

Distribution: Pelagic.

Habitat: Ocean.

Field Notes: Length: 90–100 cm Wingspan: 210–260 cm - Predominantly black, white and slate-grey with a white forehead and a crown, dark eyebrow, pale-grey face, grey-black tail and upper wing, grey-yellow bill with yellow tip.

Photos taken on a Pelagic boat trip departing from St Helens on the East Coast of Tasmania.​
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