Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophris) - HBW 1, p. 213
French: Albatros à sourcils noirs
Spanish: Albatros Ojeroso
Other common names: Black-browed Mollymawk
Taxonomy: Diomedea melanophris Temminck, 1828, Cape of Good Hope.
Emended to melanophrys by Temminck in 1839, but alteration unjustified. Races may constitute two full species, as sympatry recorded without interbreeding. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- melanophris Temminck, 1828 - Southern Ocean, from Cape Horn E to Antipodes Is.
- impavida (Mathews, 1912) - Campbell I, to S of New Zealand.
- Vulnerable Enlarge map
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An immature flying amongst a concentration of seabirds following a ship Locality Quintero, Valparaiso Region, Chile (ssp melanophris)
Josep del Hoyo 17 October 2003 8 years ago 13 sec 2.9
A group of birds resting at sea (at 50% slow motion). Locality Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina (ssp melanophris)
Josep del Hoyo 29 March 2012 51 weeks ago 20 sec 2.8
A juvenile in flight over the sea (50% speed). Locality Drake Passage (ssp melanophris)
Josep del Hoyo 30 March 2012 51 weeks ago 25 sec 2.8
Bird soaring; at one point it uses its feet as rudders. Locality Falkland (Malvinas) Islands (ssp melanophris)
Joe Angseesing 18 February 2008 4 years ago 15 sec 2.7
An adult individual in flight Locality New Island, Falkland (Malvinas) Islands (ssp melanophris)
Gus Yaki 16 February 2000 5 years ago 6 sec 2.7
A close view of a bird flying Locality Hauraki Gulf, Auckland Region, North Island, New Zealand (ssp impavida)
Peter Fraser 26 March 2007 5 years ago 17 sec 2.6