South African sea bird

by Shalini Tewari
(Canada)

Found on the sardine run off the coast of Port St. John's, Eastern Cape.

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Mar 13, 2013
Your welcome! NEW
by: GaryE

I really do not know much about sea birds . . . I live a long way from the open ocean and we (my wife and I) are much more woods people than ocean people so I do not even get to the ocean often . . . so please take my opinion with a very large grain of salt LOL

Hopefully someone else who is more familiar with sea bids will weigh in for a more definitive answer.

Mar 13, 2013
I agree NEW
by: Anonymous

Yes, I also think it is an albatross. But I wanted to be certain. I haven't been able to find one photo of this species of albatross online, so I thought I'd check here.

Thanks for your help!

Mar 13, 2013
Albatross???? NEW
by: GaryE

What do I know about sea birds . . . . not much! But that sure looks like an Albatross to me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albatross

you can search for images as well I googled them and I found some pretty close matches there are a lot of different species and there seems to be quite a bit of variation even among species.

What do you think?

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