Yellow-nosed Albatross (species: Thalassarche chlororhynchos) in Birds of Argentina (Gaia Guide)
Thalassarche chlororhynchos
Yellow-nosed Albatross

©Vincent Legendre: Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos)

©Steven Chown: Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Procellariiformes
Family Diomedeidae
Genus Thalassarche
Species Thalassarche chlororhynchos
Status endangered



Distinguishing features

It is a typical black and white albatross with a grey head and large eye patch, and its nape and hindneck are white. Its bill is black with a yellow culmenicorn and a pink tip. It has a blackish grey saddle, tail and upperwing, and its underparts are predominantly white. Its underwing and primaries show a narrow black margin. The juvenile is similar to the adult but with a white head and black bill. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 81 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 200 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche chlororhynchos)

Distribution and habitat preferences

They nest among dense vegetation on coastal plateaus up to elevations of about 500 metres.  Out of breeding season they occur in the open ocean, typically hunting in warmer waters than most albatross species.

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