Indian Ocean yellow-nosed albatross
The Indian yellow-nosed albatross does not breed in New Zealand but occasionally visits Northland's east coast, Hauraki Gulf, and Bay of Plenty. It is relatively easy to distinguish from other albatrosses, although it is possible that observers may confuse it with Buller's and grey-headed albatrosses.
Mean number of Indian Ocean yellow-nosed albatross recorded around fishing vessels during
counts carried out by government observers, binned to 0.4 degree of longitude and latitude. The size
of the circle indicates the number of observations, whereas the colour indicates the
mean number of birds recorded during counts. Empty circles indicate that no birds were observed. The grey
areas indicate water depths of less than 1000 m.