29 April 2020

The Toroa Flies

Captured in Christchurch yesterday was Air Chathams' Convair 580 frieghter ZK-KFL

The Convair features a toroa also known as the Chatham Island mollymawk or Chatham Island albatross. They are a rare albatross with a restricted range. It is striking in appearance, with a dark grey head and bright yellow bill. Endemic to the Chatham Islands, the entire population breeds on The Pyramid, an isolated, almost inaccessible rock stack located south of Pitt Island in the South Pacific Ocean. They spend most of their life at sea only returning to land to breed.

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  1. Saab 340 ZK-CIY has been converted into a freighter. And did it's first freighter trip to Te Anau, returning to Auckland yesterday.