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Grey-headed albatross

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Grey-headed albatrosses (Thalassarche chrysostoma) favour the open ocean. Although usually observed singly, they scavenge at fishing vessels along the shelf-break with a variety of species.

Distribution Ichaboe Island and vagrant in central Namibia.

Diet: Surface-seizes and dives at dawn and dusk mainly for fishery discards and offal.

Description Head, neck, upper wing dark grey. White rump and darker grey back. Chrysostoma is Greek for 'golden mouth' referring to the prominent bill pattern.

Breeding: Extralimital.

Size: 80cm. Weight: 3.5kg. Wingspan: 2m.

Corona Guest Farm

Very friendly lodge with eclectic decor - good choice of accommodation in the Gamsberg area

Hakos Guest Farm

Very popular with amateur astronomers due to the areas low light pollution

Kobo Kobo Mountain Camp

A remote & rustic camp at the foot of the Khomas Hochland mountains

Namibgrens Guest Farm

On the edge of the escarpment this property offers stunning views over the Namib Desert plains. Accommodation choices include private campsites, luxury villas & traditional guest farm accommodation

Self Catering Namibia