Yellow-nosed Albatross: Pelagic albatross with pale gray head, neck, rump, black back, upperwings, white underparts and black margin around white underwings. Red-tipped black bill has yellow patch on upper mandible. Gray legs, feet. Glides and soars for hours with minor adjustments to wing position.
Range and Habitat
Yellow-nosed Albatross: Generally found well out to sea off the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts with a few inland sightings.
Albatrosses can fly for miles without flapping their wings. They let winds and rising air currents do the work for them.
A group of albatrosses are known collectively as a "flight", "rookery", and "weight" of albatrosses.