Photo: Andrea Angel & Ross Wanless/Vireo

Yellow-nosed Albatross

Thalassarche chlororhynchos

Family Albatrosses
Mainly resident in the southern Atlantic and Indian Oceans, this species sometimes strays north. It has been reported more than a score of times off our Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, mostly during summer. Generally far off the coast, but has been seen from shore more than once.
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Text © Kenn Kaufman, adapted from
Lives of North American Birds

Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Songs and Calls
Generally silent at sea.