French: Albatros à cape blanche German: Tasmanalbatros Spanish: Albatros cauto
S Australasian waters, breeding on three small islands off Tasmania (Albatross, Mewstone and Pedra Branca)#R.
90–100 cm; male 3900–5100 g, female 3200–4400 g; 210–260 cm. Largest and stoutest-billed of mollymawks, with most extensive white underwing and... read more
Typical array of croaks, groans and wails. Differences between this species and other members of... read more
Marine; less pelagic than many albatrosses, frequently occurring over continental shelf and even... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly cephalopods (Nototodarus sloani, Sepioteuthis australis) and fish (Sardinops neopilchardus, Engraulis... read more
Annual in most instances, starting Sept, with egg-laying mostly in second half of this month, hatching mostly first half of Dec and... read more
Clear segregation between birds from different Tasmanian colonies during breeding season, thus... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently treated as Near Threatened. Was considered Vulnerable in Australia. Population decimated around turn of century by plume hunters,... read more
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