PORT PHILLIP BAY


Yellow-nosed Albatross 

Thalassarche chlororhynchos

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Chordata
Class:
Aves
Order:
Procellariiformes
Family:
Diomedeidae
Genus:
Thalassarche
Species:
chlororhynchos

General Description

Body mainly white. Wings black, underwing with narrow black margins and central inner white streak. Bill black with yellow line along the upper surface. Young birds with black-grey bill. Body up to 85 cm long, wing span to 2 m.

Biology

These albatrosses are gregarious, living in groups. Individuals breed on sub-Antarctic islands.

Habitat

Coastlines, large bays and open seas.

Coastal shores

Distribution guide

Southern Australia.

Species Group

Birds Albatrosses

Depth

Shore (0-1 m)

Water Column

Above surface

Max Size

85 cm

Diet

Carnivore

Commercial Species

No

Global Dispersal

Native to Australia

Identify

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Vulnerable
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Vulnerable
  • IUCN Red List : Endangered

Author

article author Longmore, N. W.

Wayne Longmore is a Senior Collection manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author O'Brien, R.

Rory O'Brien is a Collection Manager of terrestrial vertebrates at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Longmore, N. W. & O'Brien, R., 2011, Yellow-nosed Albatross, Thalassarche chlororhynchos, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 23 Aug 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/10470

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