French: Albatros à nez jaune German: Atlantik-Gelbnasenalbatros Spanish: Albatros clororrinco atlántico
Other common names:
Yellow-nosed Albatross (when lumped with T. carteri)
J. F. Gmelin
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
S Atlantic Ocean and offshore South Africa, breeding on Tristan da Cunha and Gough I.
71–82 cm; 1780–2840 g; wingspan 180–215 cm. Slim; bill long and thin, with comparatively narrow yellow band on culmen. Adult has white cap grading to... read more
Wailing and croaking calls, the former mainly given by males and the latter by both sexes. No... read more
Marine and pelagic, though occurs inshore in places. Breeds on remote oceanic islands, occupying... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly cephalopods (Moroteuthis, Kondakovia, Ommastrephidae) and fish (Scomberesox saurus, Cheilopogon... read more
Annual, with birds returning to colony from mid to late Aug (earlier at Tristan than on Gough), egg-laying occurring from mid Sept to early... read more
Disperses over S Atlantic Ocean mainly between 15° and 50° S, but recently recorded ... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. World population estimated at c. 36,800 breeding pairs, or 165,000–185,000 birds in late 1990s, but most recently at just 13,900 pairs and 21,000–32,... read more
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