Black-browed albatross sitting on its nest

Black-browed albatross

Black-browed albatrosses are particularly vulnerable to fishing, both by long-line and trawler. With some populations recently having declined by a third, they are now officially endangered. Black-browed albatrosses spend months and months out at sea, only returning to land to breed on the steep, tussock-covered, coasts of the islands in the southern oceans. The Falklands and South Georgia together have over 75% of the world's black-browed albatross population with the birds usually returning to the same nesting sites year after year.

Scientific name: Thalassarche melanophrys

Rank: Species

Common names:

Black-browed mollymawk

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The Black-browed albatross can be found in a number of locations including: Antarctica. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.


The following habitats are found across the Black-browed albatross distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.

Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web


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