- Sexes similar
- Large seafaring bird with extremely long wings
- White head, body, undertail coverts, and rump
- Upperwings and back dark
- Black and white patterning on underwings
- Bill and feet pinkish
Similarly pelagic shearwaters and petrels are smaller with shorter wings.
Black-footed Albatross has a dark body and head. Other albatross species
are rarer and have different patterning on the underwings.