Buller's Albatross (species: Thalassarche bulleri) in Sydney Marine Life (Gaia Guide)
Thalassarche bulleri
Buller's Albatross

©Sabine's Sunbird: Buller's Albatross (Thalassarche bulleri)

©J.J. Harrison: Buller's Albatross (Thalassarche bulleri )

©J.J. Harrison: Buller's Albatross (Thalassarche bulleri) with a Short-tailed Shearwater in the background
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Procellariiformes
Family Diomedeidae
Genus Thalassarche
Species Thalassarche bulleri
Status near threatened



Distinguishing features

It has a silver-grey forehead, a grey head and throat. It has a black patch around the eyes with a white crescent behind and below the eye. Its back, upperwing, and tail are dark grey, and its rump and underparts are white. Its underwing is white with a black tip, with a broad sharply demarcated dark band at the leading edge. Its bill is large and black with yellow on the upper mandible, and the tip. The juvenile has a darker head and a brown bill. (Wikipedia)


  • From 76 cm to 80 cm (Length of specimen)


  • From 200 cm to 213 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution


It feeds on squid, fish, tunicates, octopus, and crustacea. (Wikipedia)

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