Royal Cam: Live stream and highlights
IntroductionWatch the northern royal albatross at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Royal Cam.
Royal Cam is a 24-hour live stream of an albatross nest during the breeding season.
This season (2021/22) we watched OGK (Orange, Green, Black) and YRK (Yellow, Red, Black) raise a chick – named Lilibet in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. She hatched on 26 January and fledged on 3 September 2022.
A new Royal Cam nest will be chosen in December 2022.
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Meet the Royal familyFind out more about this year's royal albatross family and their predecessors.
Track the chick's weightSee a graph showing the average weight for both male and female albatross chicks.
What to expect on Royal CamRead a month by month description of what is happening on camera and at the colony at Taiaroa Head.
Royal albatross behaviour on and off Royal CamLearn how albatross live and behave from newborn chicks to fully grown adults.
Ranger's work for royal albatrossDiscover the work DOC rangers do on and off Royal Cam to support royal albatross on Taiaroa Head.
How we manage the Royal Cam cameraWe manage the Royal Cam camera so it does not disturb the colony or the heritage of Pukekura/Taiaroa Head.
Learn about the colonyLearn more about the colony at Taiaroa head, the Royal Albatross species and get answers to some of your burning questions.
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