Grey-headed Albatross (species: Thalassarche chrysostoma) in Birds of Argentina (Gaia Guide)
Thalassarche chrysostoma
Grey-headed Albatross

©NOAA Photo Library: Grey-headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma)

©J.J. Harrison: Grey-headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma)

©Foster Bam: Grey-headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Procellariiformes
Family Diomedeidae
Genus Thalassarche
Species Thalassarche chrysostoma
Status vulnerable



Distinguishing features

It has a dark ashy-grey head, throat, and upper neck, and its upper wings, mantle, and tail, are almost black. It has a white rump, underparts, and a white crescent behind its eyes. Its bill is black, with bright yellow upper and lower ridges, that shades to pink-orange at the tip. Its underwings are white with a lot of black on the leading edge and less on the trailing edge. Juveniles have a black bill and head and a darker nape. Its eye crescent is indistinct and its underwing is almost completely dark. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 81 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 220 cm



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