Sooty Albatross

Sooty Albatrosses are a type of Albatross that belong to Diomedeidae family and come from the Procellariiformes order, along with Shearwaters, Fulmars, Storm-petrels, and Diving-petrels. They share certain identifying features. First, they have nasal passages that attach to the upper bill called naricorns. Although the nostrils on the Albatross are on the sides of the bill. The bills of Procellariiformes are also unique in that they are split into between 7 and 9 horny plates. Finally, they produce a stomach oil made up of wax esters and triglycerides that is stored in the proventriculus. This is used against predators as well as an energy rich food source for chicks and for the adults during their long flights.

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The Sooty Albatross is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

sooty albatrosses which most closely seemed to resemble the procellarids and were at the time considered "primitive" ) and Diomedea (the rest). Though there was a case for the simplification of the family (particularly the nomenclature), the classification was based on the morphological analysis of Elliott Coues in 1866, and paid little attention to more recent studies and even ignored some of Coues's suggestions. Phylogenetic relationships of the 4 albatross genera. Based on Nunn et al. 1996. More

Sooty Albatross, Macquarie Is Conservation status Endangered (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Procellariiformes Family: Diomedeidae Genus: Phoebetria Species: P. More

Physical description: Light-mantled sooty albatrosses have a dark grey head and a light grey body with a distinctive white crescent surrounding most of the eye. They are one of the smaller albatross in the Antarctic and subantarctic, with a wingspan of approximately 2.2 metres. Abundance - Light-mantled sooty albatross are the most abundant breeding albatrosses on Macquarie Island, where approximately 1000 pairs nest every year. More

The Light-mantled Sooty Albatross has not been as badly affected, and is considered near-threatened. Species - Dark-mantled Sooty Albatross, Phoebetria fusca - Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Phoebetria palpebrata The text in this page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article shown in above URL. It is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL. More

Videos and images Sooty albatross on cliff edge Named after the sooty brown colour of its feathers, this albatross is medium-sized with a diamond-shaped tail. The sides of the head are slightly darker brown than the rest of the body and the legs and feet are pale grey. A white crescent surrounds ... More

The sooty albatross is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List 2004 (1) and is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on Migratory Species (3), as well as Appendix II of the Bonn Convention (2). It is also listed as a Vulnerable Species on Schedule 2 of the New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (2). More

The Sooty Albatross is a medium sized albatross and measures about 85 cm (33 in), with a 2 m (6.6 ft) wingspan. It is sooty-brown with darker shading on the sides of its head. It has a white crescent above and behind its eye. Its bill is black with an orange or yellow sulcus. The tail of this albatross is wide diamond shaped. Juveniles are similar to adults. More

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The Light-mantled Sooty Albatross has not been as badly affected, and is considered near-threatened. - ABOUT ME More

Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses regularly dive in order to feed and can dive to below 12 m. Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses regularly dive in order to feed and can dive to below 12 m. The use of dataloggers at sea that record ingestion of water against time (providing a likely time of feeding) suggest that albatross predominantly feed during the day. More

Forms a species pair with the Sooty Albatross, and in the South Atlantic nest on the same islands. Some times kown as More

Colour/Looks: The Light-mantled Sooty Albatross is largely sooty-brown or blackish in colour, darker on the head, with paler upperparts from the nape to the upper tail-coverts which are grey to light grey, palest on the mantle and back. The eyes are partly encircled with thin post-orbital crescents of very short white feathers. The closely related Sooty Albatross lacks the pale mantle. More

The sooty albatross is a huge bird, with a wingspan of 70 cm. Just as their name states, they are sooty gray in color – unlike the black and white of the other albatross species. The sooty albatross eats crustaceans, fish, squid, and the remains of petrel and penguins. They nest on steep coastal cliffs, mainly on Marion Island. For the mating season, they arrive around mid-July – eggs arrive in late September. More

The Light-mantled Sooty Albatross has not been as badly affected, and is considered near-threatened. References - * Brooke, Michael (2004): Albatrosses and Petrels across the World. Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York. ISBN 0-19-850125-0 * Nunn, Gary B.; Cooper, John; Jouventin, Pierre; Robertson, Chris J. R. & Robertson Graham G. More

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 a few records of birds reaching New Zealand. The Light-mantled Sooty Albatross has a wider distribution, nesting on South Georgia in the Atlantic, many of the same islands in the Indian Ocean, Macquarie Island and New Zealand's sub-Antarctic islands. More

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Order : Procellariiformes
Family : Diomedeidae
Genus : Phoebetria
Species : fusca
Authority : (Hilsenberg, 1822)