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Light-mantled Albatross

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Lightmantled Sooty Albatross Alternate name
Phoebetria palpebrata Scientific name
Procellariiformes Order
Diomedeidae Family
79-87cm Length
Breeding Sea-cliffs and rocky offshore islands, Non- breeding:- Coastal inshore water Pelagic continental shelf & deep water. Breeds South Georgia & the South Sandwich Isl, New Zealand, South Africa, Heard Island and McDonald Islands  Crozet Islands, Kerguelen, Aukland Islands, Macquarie, Campbell Island, Antipodes Islands, Marion Island, Prince Edward Islands, King George Island. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Fish, squid & krill.. Food  
3942 - TSN: 174531 World Number
Near Threatened Status

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Breeding Population and Trends
Breeding Location Breeding Pairs Trend
Possession Island 996 -13% over 15 years
Rest of Crozet Islands 1,404 Unknown
South Georgia 5,000 to 7,500 Unknown
Kerguelen 3,000 to 5,000 Unknown
Aukland Islands 5,000 Unknown
Macquarie 2,000 Unknown
Campbell Island 1,600 Unknown
Antipodes Islands 170 Unknown
Heard Island 200 to 500 Unknown
Marion Island 179 Stable
Prince Edward Islands 150 Unknown
King George Island 5 Unknown
Total 58,000 -20% to -29% over 100 years
Afrikaans: Swartkopalbatros, Swartkopmalmok
Czech: albatros světlehřbetý, Albatros svetlohrbetý
Danish: Lys Sodalbatros
German: Graumantel-Rußalba, Graumantel-Rußalbatros, Heller Rußalbatroß, Rußalbatros
English: Gray-mantled Albatross, Gray-mantled Mollyhawk, Grey-mantled Albatross, Grey-mantled Mollyhawk, Light mantled Albatross, Light-mantled Albatross, Light-mantled Mollyhawk, Light-mantled Mollymawk, Lightmantled Sooty Albatross, Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Light-mantled Sooty Mollymawk, Light-mantled Sooty-Albatross, Sooty albatross
Spanish: Albatros manto claro, Albatros oscuro de manto claro, Albatros Sombrío, Albatros Tiznado, Albratros Manto Claro
Spanish (Argentine): Albatros manto claro, Albratros Manto Claro
Estonian: tuhkalbatross
Finnish: Etelännokialbatrossi
French: Albatros fuligineux, Albatros fuligineux à dos clair
Italian: Albatro palpebrato, Albatros mantochiaro, mantello lucido
Japanese: haiiroahoudori
Japanese: ハイイロアホウドリ
Latin: Phoebetria palpebrata, Phoebetria palpebrata fuliginosa, Phoebetria palpebrata palpebrata
Lithuanian: Dūminis albatrosas
Maori: Toroa-haunui
Dutch: Roetkopalbatros
Norwegian: Gråalbatross
Polish: albatros ciemnoglowy, Albatros ciemnogłowy
Portuguese: Albatroz-de-dorso-cinzento, Piau-de-costa-clara, piau-de-costas-claras
Portuguese (Brazil): piau-de-costa-clara, Piau-de-costas-claras
Russian: Светлоспинный Дымчатый Альбатрос
Slovak: Albatros sivochrbtý, Albatros svetlochrbtý
Swedish: Ljusryggad sotalbatross
Chinese: 灰背信天翁
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01/03/2008 0000000

25/10/2009 500,000

28/02/2012 870,300



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01/01/2009 151,000

01/10/2010 562,291

24/09/2012 1,000,000


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