The Black-browed Albatross is 80â€“95 cm in length, has a mass of 3â€“5 kg and a wingspan of 210â€“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.
Black-browed Albatross |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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.