This colony of Buller’s albatrosses (also called Buller’s mollymawks) is on Little Sister Island, in the Chathams group. Pictured here are chicks on nests, visiting adults, and at the back, a chick that is being fed. Seen here is the northern subspecies (sometimes called the Pacific mollymawk), which compared with the southern subspecies has a brighter bill and forehead. They breed on several islands of the Chathams group, and at a small colony on the Three Kings Islands.
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Department of Conservation
Photograph by C. J. R. Robertson
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