Albatross chick, Amīria

Image: Aaron Heimann | DOC

Introduction

Watch the new northern royal albatross family at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Royal cam.

Highlights

Map of NZ with Dunedin highlighted.
Map of New Zealand, showing where the web cam is located

Amīria has fledged! She will now have to get used to life on the water. It's likely she will spend several weeks learning to feed herself before taking off on the 9,000km journey to the rich waters of the Humbolt Current on the other side of the Pacific Ocean.

She has been an adventurous foster chick from the moment she could leave the nest. It's hoped that the te reo take on aviator Amelia Earhart's name will see her back at Taiaroa Head after spending 4–10 years flying around the Southern Ocean


Royal Cam is a 24-hour live stream of an albatross nest during breeding season. 

Our Royal Cam pair this year is GO and WO and their foster chick is Amīria.

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