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Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross

Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross
Photographed byRoss Jones on Sat 7th Feb, 2015 and uploaded by McKinley Moens on Wed 9th May, 2018 .
CommentIndian Yellow-nosed Albatross
Scientific Name = Thalassarche carteri
Wingspan = 1.8 - 2m
Conservation Status = Endangered

This species was misidentified as Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross x1

The Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross (IYN) is the smallest albatross of the mollymawks. Atlantic Yellow-nosed (AYN) is distinguishable from the IYN by a grey smudge on the ‘cheeks’ of the head and a dark area under the eye. AYN also has grey on the back of the neck, whereas IYN does not. Some other identifying features are:

- Yellow stripe on upper mandible, narrowing before meeting forehead as a sharp point
- Pink-orange bill tip
- Grey mantle
- White rump
- Black undertail
LocationContinental Shelf, 50km south of Albany (WA) (Western Australia)
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