French: Albatros des Chatham German: Chathamalbatros Spanish: Albatros de las Chatham
Thalassarche cauta eremita
Pyramid Rock, off Pitt Island, Chatham Islands
S & SE Pacific Ocean, breeding in Chatham Is.
90–100 cm; male 3600–4700 g, female 3100–3900 g. The extreme dark end of the T. cauta complex, it being a mid-sized, dark grey-headed albatross, with... read more
Vocalization data extremely limited, but no known differences from T. salvini.
Marine; less pelagic than many albatrosses, frequently occurring over continental shelf and even... read more
Food and feeding
No detailed dietary information, but suspected to be mostly squid and fish, like other members of Shy Albatross complex, as well as... read more
Annual in most instances, starting Aug, with egg-laying mostly (90%) complete by mid Sept, hatching Oct–Dec, and fledging Feb–Apr. No data... read more
During breeding season, mostly forages within 300 km of Chatham Is (frequently within just a few... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Overall population estimated at 11,000 mature individuals and 16,000 birds in total. Aerial photographs indicate that breeding population was between 3200 and... read more
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