Story: Albatrosses

Pyramid Rock

Pyramid Rock

Pyramid Rock is a basalt outcrop south of Pitt Island in the Chathams group. Its many small ledges are ideal nesting places for about 4,500 Chatham albatrosses, which breed nowhere else. The birds are close to a productive marine region along the Chatham Rise.

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Paul Sagar, 'Albatrosses - New Zealand’s smaller albatrosses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 February 2024)

Story by Paul Sagar, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015