Subantarctic Black-browed Albatross
Sub-Antarctic Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris)
There are 2 species of black-browed albatross which are almost identical in flight. They are distinguished from one another by eye colouration. The Campbell Island albatross has a distinctive pale yellow iris whilst the Sub-Antarctic black-browed has a dark coloured eye.
They feed aggressively around fishing boats for scraps of food. Black-browed albatross are especially vulnerable to being caught on the baited hooks from longliners.