Northern royal albatross and chick.
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Watch Northern royal albatross at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Royal cam.


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YWK is the male albatross and KGY is the female (named from the coloured bands on their left leg). 

Their egg was laid on 7 November 2017 and hatched on 22 January 2018. 

The Royal cam albatross chick died after it was attacked 18 February 2018 by a parent. This is an unusual incident for the colony and the behaviour is not common.



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