Kōrero: Albatrosses

Albatross head and bill (1 o 2)

Albatross head and bill

All albatrosses have a sturdy, long bill with a sharp, hooked tip. This enables them to tear their prey into pieces, to fight with other seabirds when competing for food, or to defend the nest from predators. On either side of the bill are tube-shaped nostrils. These serve as drains from their salt glands, and contribute to their well-developed sense of smell.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10028291
Photograph by A. E. Wright

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paul Sagar, 'Albatrosses - Albatrosses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7054/albatross-head-and-bill (accessed 16 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Paul Sagar, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015