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Yellow-nosed Albatross

Yellow-nosed Albatross

Yellow-nosed Albatross
The yellow-nosed albatross has been split into 2 different species, Atlantic yellow-nosed (chlororhynchos) and the Indian yellow-nosed (carteri).

The smallest species of albatross weighing about 2.5 kilograms. Breeds in the Sub-Antarctic waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Has a distinctive yellow line along the top of the beak.

A rare visitor to the Kaikoura region in the spring with the occasional bird being seen. Those seen in Kaikoura are thought to breed in the South Indian Ocean.