SALVIN’S ALBATROSS

SALVIN’S ALBATROSS (Thalassarche salvini)

The Salvin’s albatross is a medium-sized albatross, part of the ‘mollymawk’ family, restricted to the southern hemisphere. The bird is considered as vulnerable and is a victim of the fishing industry, especially trawlers. The name ‘mollymawk’ comes from the Dutch ‘mallemugge’, meaning foolish gull (due to their clumsiness when landing).

The Salvin’s Albatross has a black area around the eye as if wearing mascara, similar to the Laysan Albatross In Hawaii. This one was seen off the Kaikoura Peninsula, NZ
The Salvin’s Albatross has a black area around the eye as if wearing mascara, similar to the Laysan Albatross In Hawaii. This one was seen off the Kaikoura Peninsula, NZ