Albatross ID Please

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CorteOnCamera
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Albatross ID Please

Postby CorteOnCamera » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:50 pm

Not the best shot, but the only one I captured of this bird. I hope someone can ID for me.
Taken whilst on cruse ship leaving Dunedin just past the heads.
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Davidthomas
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Re: Albatross ID Please

Postby Davidthomas » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:47 pm

Hi there,
The bird you’ve captured there is a first or second year Black-backed Gull not an albatross I’m afraid.
Clinton9
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Re: Albatross ID Please

Postby Clinton9 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:33 pm

This is two-month-old juvenile Southern Black-backed gull.

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