Photo: Andrea Angel & Ross Wanless/Vireo

Yellow-nosed Albatross

Thalassarche chlororhynchos

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.
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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Lives of North American Birds

Illustration © David Allen Sibley.
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Generally silent at sea.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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