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Bird Yellow-nosed Albatross (Thalassarche carteri)


John McDouall Stuart
Aug 5, 2011
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Scientific name: Thalassarche carteri

Common Name: Yellow-nosed Albatross

Order: Procellariiformes

Family: Diomedeidae

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: At sea it ranges from South Africa to the Pacific Ocean just beyond New Zealand, ranging from 30° S to 50° S.

Habitat: Pelagic Species.

Field Notes: 76 cm with a 2m wingspan, pale grey or white head and nape, with a dark grey mantle, upperwing, and tail. Its rump and underparts are white, and its underwing is white with a black tip with a narrow black margin at the leading edge. Its bill is black with a yellow upper ridge and a red tip.

The below shots were taken on a series of pelagic boat trips departing out of St Helens, Tasmania.

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