The Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos) is a species of large seabirds belonging to the family Diomedeidae.
Classification: vertebrates, birds, procellariiformes, diomedeidae
Size: up to 80cm long
Weight: up to 3 kg
Habitat and distribution: coastal and open sea areas of the South Atlantic Ocean
Conservation Status: Not threatened
The smallest Albatross in the Southern Ocean, black and white, owes its name to the orange tip of its black beak. Cuttlefish and fish make up its diet, but it follows the boats, reveling in garbage thrown overboard. Both parents raise their offspring, which, for an Albatross, flies fairly early, at about four months of age.