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Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos
2012-12-27 15:26:00

The Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross is a member of the albatross family. It is a large sea bird sometimes called a “mollymawk”. It was once thought to be conspecific with the Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross and known as the Yellow-nosed Albatross. Some of the authorities still believe that species are the same, such as Jeff Clements and the SACC, which sees that a proposal is needed. A...

Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta
2012-04-02 15:43:49

The Shy Albatross, (Thalassarche cauta), also known as the Shy Mollymawk, is a species of albatross found off the coast of Australia and New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic islands. Its range extends across much of the Southern Ocean. It is also known as the White-capped Albatross in some areas. This species at one time was considered to be the same species as Salvin’s Albatross and the Chatham...

Amsterdam Albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis
2012-01-11 16:31:30

Amsterdam Albatross or Amsterdam Island Albatross, (Diomedea amsterdamensis), is a species of albatross belonging to the Diomedeidae family. It was first described in 1983 and was originally believed to be a subspecies of the Wandering Albatross. BirdLife International now recognizes it as a separate species, but it is still considered a subspecies to some. The Amsterdam Albatross breeds...

Light-mantled Sooty Albatross
2006-08-09 15:01:25

The Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Phoebetria palpebrata, is a small member of the albatross family. They are also known as the Sooty Albatross or sooties. It nests in South Georgia in the Atlantic, many of the same islands in the Indian Ocean, and New Zealand's sub-Antarctic islands. At sea it forages further south than the Dark-mantled to Antarctica, and around the Southern Ocean as far...

Dark-mantled Sooty Albatross
2006-08-09 14:59:05

The Dark-mantled Sooty Albatross, Phoebetria fusca, is a small member of the albatross family. They are also known as the Sooty Albatross or sooties. Dark-mantled Sooty Albatrosses nest on islands in the South Atlantic (Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island) and islands in the South Indian Ocean (the Crozet Islands to Kerguelen Island). At sea they forage from South America to Australia, with...

Grey-headed Albatross
2006-08-09 14:55:34

The Grey-headed Albatross, Thalassarche chrysostoma, also known as the Grey-headed Mollymawk, is a large seabird from the albatross family. Its name derives from its ashy gray head, neck and throat, while the back, wings and tail are black, and the underwing and belly are white. The bill is black with yellow ridges and an orange tip. Grey-headed Albatrosses nest in colonies on several islands...

Black-browed Albatross
2006-08-09 14:53:32

The Black-browed Albatross, Thalassarche melanophris, is a large seabird of the albatross family Diomedeidae. The subspecies, T. m. melanophris, breeds in the Cape Horn area, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. The subspecies, (T. m. impavida), breeds on Campbell Island. It can also be seen off the eastern American coastline. It is the most likely albatross to be found in the North...

Black-footed Albatross
2006-08-09 14:50:23

The Black-footed Albatross, Phoebastria nigripes, is a large seabird from the North Pacific. It is one of three albatross that range in the northern hemisphere, nesting on isolated tropical islands. They nest colonially on isolated islands of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the Japanese islands of Torishima Island, Bonin, and Senkaku. Their range at sea varies during the seasons and they...

Short-tailed Albatross Stellers Albatross
2006-08-09 14:45:55

The Short-tailed Albatross or Steller's Albatross, Phoebastria albatrus, is a large rare seabird from the North Pacific. They nest on the Japanese islands of Torishima and Minami-kojima. When at sea feeding they range across the North Pacific, particularly in the Bering Sea where the largest numbers are seen today, but also as far west as California. Although related to the other North Pacific...

Waved Albatross
2006-08-09 14:42:02

The Waved Albatross, Phoebastria irrorata, is the only member of the Diomedeidae family located in the tropics. It breeds exclusively on Española Island in the Galapagos archipelago. During the non-breeding season, these birds reside primarily in the areas of the Ecuador and Peruvian coasts. The nests are built on areas of lava with boulders and sparse vegetation. The primary food...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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