Story: Albatrosses

Southern royal albatross colony (1st of 2)

Southern royal albatross colony

Southern royal albatross nests on Campbell Island are scattered across high ground over the whole island. The nests are well spaced, and are often tucked out of sight of each other amongst tussocks. The birds sit quietly on their nests as they incubate their egg, in contrast to the more crowded and noisy mollymawk colonies.

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Paul Sagar, 'Albatrosses - Albatrosses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7057/southern-royal-albatross-colony (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Paul Sagar, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015