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Black-browed Albatross

Thalassarche melanophris

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The commonest and most widespread southern albatross; often seen from shore and ferries in southern Chile and Tierra del Fuego. Like other albatross, often scavenges at fishing boats. All plumages white-headed, often obvious at long distance (black brow only visible at close range). Adult has orange-yellow bill, brighter at the tip and thick black underwing margins; 1st-year has dusky bill with black tip and solidly blackish underwings; mostly like adult in 3 years.

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