Massive seabird. Bill is long, thin, and black, with yellow along the top border (culmen). A light gray head grades into a dark back, contrasting again with a white rump and a gray-tipped white tail. In flight, exhibits white underparts and underwings, the latter bordered gray. The immature has an all-black bill. One of the albatrosses most likely to be seen from shore. Widespread throughout the South Atlantic and east to the Southern Indian Ocean. The similar Gray-headed Albatross has a gray head, and its underwings have broader dark borders. The immature of Black-browed Albatross has all-dark underwings and a dusky bill with a black tip.