Black-browed Albatross  |  

Thalassarche melanophris

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

The Black-browed Albatross is 80–95 cm in length, has a mass of 3–5 kg and a wingspan of 210–250 cm. Adults of either gender are white with dark-brown irides; an orange-yellow bill; a black brow, back, upperwing and tail; broad black edges to the underwing; and bluish-grey legs and feet. Juvenile and immature birds can be distinguished from the adults by the colour and pattern of the plumage and by the darker bill which has a black tip.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • IUCN Red List Assessment, Thalassarche melanophris

    Climate change also poses a significant threat to the species.

    Barbraud et al. (2011) showed that climatic fluctuations have a negative impact on survival.

    Contrasted demographic responses facing future climate change in Southern Ocean seabirds.