"Toroa/Gibson’s Albatross are a subspecies of Antipodean albatross (Diomediea antipodensis gibsoni) and are one of the ‘Greater albatrosses’.
They are endemic to Aotearoa/New Zealand and breed primarily on Adam’s Island in the Auckland Island group. Like the other great albatrosses, they are long lived and mate for life. Raising their single chick is a year-long exercise involving both parents, which means they take a year off between breeding attempts.
Their conservation status is Nationally Critical with major threats being land-based predators, mortality from long line fisheries bycatch, and climate change influencing food supply. Due to their long breeding cycles, the death of an adult results in a loss of the chick for that year, as breeding success requires both parents.
This pair was photographed resting and preening together of Kaikōura in June 2022."
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