Story: Albatrosses

Auckland wandering albatross

Auckland wandering albatross

Most Auckland wandering albatrosses breed in tussock herb fields on the upper slopes of the almost pest-free Adams Island, in the Auckland Islands, 400 kilometres south of Stewart Island. These birds are similar in appearance to Antipodean wandering albatrosses, but are generally whiter. The average weight for males is 6.8 kilograms, and females 5.8 kilograms.

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Paul Sagar, 'Albatrosses - New Zealand’s great albatrosses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 September 2021)

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