Image: Grahame Madge
Breeding pairs remaining in the world: 530,000
Where do they breed?: Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Chile with small numbers on sub-Antarctic Islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans
Wingspan: 210-250 cm
Length (beak to tail): 80-96 cm
Average lifespan: Up to 30 years
Diet: It feeds mainly on shrimp, fish and squid, and also on carrion and fishery discards
Scientific name:Thalassarche melanophrysThreat level: Endangered
Black-browed albatrosses might be one of the commonest albatross species, but this hasn't stopped them from being one of the most frequently killed species in many longline fisheries.
They tend to forage over continental shelf waters which are unfortunately also the focus of many longline and trawl fisheries.
Colony counts on the Falkland Islands - the species stronghold - and on South Georgia indicate significant declines over recent years, probably due to the death of birds from these fisheries.
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