This medium-sized albatross possesses a distinctive combination of a grey head and neck, black bill, dark grey back and tail and a white breast. The underwing is white, but with black on the leading edge. One of the grey-headed albatross' most distinguishing features is its black bill, which has bright yellow ridges along the top and bottom edges, ending in a pink tip (5). Additionally, a white crescent exists behind the eye. Juveniles have a predominantly black bill and head, a darker nape than adults, indistinct white eyebrows and virtually no white on the underwing (2).