Seabirds

YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROSS

YELLOW-NOSED ALBATROS
Written by mrhusev

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.

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