Northern royal albatross adult and chick
Image: DOC

Introduction

Welcome to Royal cam - streaming live from our northern royal albatross colony at Taiaroa Head near Dunedin.

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The web cam nest belongs to a young albatross pair. The male has blue-black (BK) colour bands and the female red-blue-black (RBK).

Their egg hatched on 28 January. The parents will take turns on the nest, feeding and guarding the chick until it is about 6 weeks old. It will then be left unguarded, except for feeding visits, until it is ready to fly away at around eight months of age.

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