French: Albatros fuligineux German: Graumantelalbatros Spanish: Albatros tiznado
Other common names:
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross
J. R. Forster
south of Prince Edward and Marion Islands
Circumpolar in Southern Ocean, breeding from South Georgia E to Campbell I and Antipodes Is.
78–93 cm; male 2800–3360 g, female 2620–3700 g; wingspan 183–232 cm. Long, narrow, pointed wings and long, wedge-shaped tail distinguish present... read more
Main vocalization is bisyllabic Sky-call given on or close to nest-site, with head and bill held... read more
Marine and pelagic, generally in much colder waters than P. fusca. Breeds on remote... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly cephalopods (e.g. Moroteuthis ingens, Psychroteuthis glacialis, Kondakovia longimana, Teuthowenia... read more
Biennial, when successful, with breeding achieved in following season by 59% of failed pairs; starts Sept/Oct (e.g. arrives first week of... read more
Disperses widely over Southern Ocean, ranging from pack ice N to c. 33° S, reaching c. 20°... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Australian populations ranked as Endangered on national list. In late 1980s, world population was tentatively... read more
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