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Kaikoura, South Island,
New Zealand


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 168 mm
Exposure 1/3200 s, f/5.0, ISO 400á
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Wei▀kappenalbatros Dutch  Witkapalbatros
Italian  Albatros cauto Spanish  Albatros Frentiblanco


Underwing pattern of Shy Albatross distinguishes it from all "dark-backed" albatrosses, except Salvin's and Chatham albatrosses. It is mostly white with a narrow black border and a diagnostic black spot on the leading edge near the body. Adult's bill is olive grey with a yellow tip. Wingspan is 2.5 m (3.4 m in great albatrosses).


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Shy Albatross
Thalassarche cauta
Albatros Ó cape blanche