Gibson’s Albatross, Kaikoura

Wandering Kaikoura 2012-10-21

The Kaikoura pelagics always pick up a good range of Albatross and Shearwater species.  This is the Gibson’s Wandering Albatross, the one most commonly found in NZ waters.  There is a lot of confusion over the “Wandering” Albatross species.  The Antipodean Albatross is very rare in NZ waters, as is the much paler Snowy Albatross – all of which are generically referred to as “Wandering”.

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