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Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos

  • Order: Procellariiformes
  • Family: Diomedeidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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Yellow-nosed Albatross is a medium-sized albatross in the mollymawk group that nests in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and in the New World range, is found at sea off the east coast of south America and very rarely in the North Atlantic.  Birds in the New World appear to almost exclusively refer to the Atlantic subspecies, T. c. chlororhynchos.  Specimens of Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (T. c. carteri) have been reported from Brazil, but the identification of those individuals has been challenged.  Most of the Atlantic birds nest on 6 islands in the south Atlantic Ocean, with the majority on Tristan da Cunha Island, and that taxon is considered to be endangered.  SACC has acknowledged the need to address the taxonomic issues surrounding Yellow-nosed Albatross, though at the current time only one species is recognized here.

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Display (Atlantic)

© Gregory T. W. McClelland

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: