Kōrero: Albatrosses

Northern Buller’s albatross colony (2 o 2)

Northern Buller’s albatross colony

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
Reference: 10025077
Photograph by C. J. R. Robertson

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Paul Sagar, 'Albatrosses - New Zealand’s smaller albatrosses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7502/northern-bullers-albatross-colony (accessed 26 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Paul Sagar, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015