Albatross Indian Yellow-nosed (Thalassarche carteri) adult in flight – Continental Shelf South Africa

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Albatross Indian Yellow-nosed (Thalassarche carteri) adult in flight – Continental Shelf South Africa

Birdlife Africa Flock 2022 cruise on MS Orchestra 24-31st January 2022 with 1500 birders from around the world.  Departed Cape Town for Prince Edward (S46o38’39” E37o44’37”)and Marion Island (S46o54’45” E37o44’37”), both South Africa territories.  We  disembarked at Durban.

First morning at sea, 25th January after leaving Cape Town; still in SA territorial waters.  Fine day and warm; there was a deep sea fishing vessel in sight that increased the variety and volume of birds around us. – view shows the underwing pattern.

  • Species:Indian Yellow-Nosed Albatross (Thalassarche carteri)
  • Bird Type:Adult in flight showing underwing
  • FamilyAlbatross (Diomedeidae)
  • Date Taken20220125
  • Location:435km SE of Cape Town
  • Area:Continental Shelf
  • Country:South Africa
  • Region:All Africa South of Sahara
Photo File Ref: BOA01804ac Albatross Indian Yellow-nosed 2 South African Continental Shelf RSA - Flock22 Jan22 PH850_8688
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