Northern royal albatross pair showing courting display
Image: Tui De Roy | Roving Tortoise Photos © 


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


Map of NZ with Dunedin highlighted.

About 80 birds have returned for the 2016/17 breeding season.

The nest on the web cam belongs to a younger albatross pair. Look out for their colour bands - the male has blue-black (BK) bands and the female red-blue-black (RBK).

Their egg was laid on 12 November. If all goes well, their egg will hatch during January.



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