BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS (MOLLYMAWK)

(Diomedea melanophris also called Thalassarche melanophris)

Possible split

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) 
Campbell Albatross (Thalassarche impavida) does not visit SA

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Roberts VI / VII 12 / 494
Clements 2000 10.0090
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
10-7

 

A large bird (80 cm to 95 cm) found in the southern oceans. It breeds on many sub Antarctic oceans. A common non breeding visitor to SA waters, it is the commonest albatross found off the south western cape. Lives off krill, fish, squid and gathers in large numbers (up to 1000 birds) to feed on fish behind trawlers.

 

List of Stamps showing Black-browed Albatross

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Aitutaki 0334 0387 1981 15c
Argentine 1858c 1668 1983 2p
Argentine 1984 1803 1986 10c
Christmas Islands 0087 0089 1977 10c
Falklands Dependencies 0126   1985 22p
Falklands 0200  0130 1960 6d
Falklands 0319  0243 1975 10p
Falklands 0492  0415 1984 6p
Falklands 0598  0519 1990 26p
Falklands 0599  0520 1990 26p
Falklands 0608  0529 1990 12p
Falklands 0609  0530 1990 26p
Falklands 0610  0531 1990 31p
Falklands 0611  0532 1990 62p
Falklands 0747  0654 1995 35p
Falklands (Bl) 0967   2003 22p
Falklands (Bl) 0968   2003 22p
Falklands (Bl) 0969   2003 40p
Falklands (Bl) 0970   2003 1
Falklands (Bl) 0971 ms   2003 16p
Falklands (Bl) 0971 ms   2003 22p
Falklands (Bl) 0971 ms   2003 22p
Falklands (Bl) 0971 ms   2003 40p
Falklands (Bl) 0971 ms   2003 1
Falklands 0988   2004 1
French Southern & Antarctic Territories 0031 0041 1963 20f
Grenada 3599ma   1998 $5
Namibia 1057   2007 60c
Pitcairn Islands 217 207 1981 35c
Ross Dependency 0023 0023 1994 20c
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 0300   1999 35p
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands  0308   1999 11p
Tanzania     1998 200s
Tanzania     1998 200s