Northern royal albatross chick
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Tūmanako has fledged! On 28 September, he stretched his wings on land one last time and took off on his first sea voyage.


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

Tūmanako will now spend several years at sea. We'll hopefully see him return in 4-10 years when he's ready for chicks of his own.

Royal cam will remain at Taiaroa Head for another year. It won't be long until more adults return and the breeding cycle begins all over again.

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