Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Albatrosses :: Sooty Albatross

Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca

Described by: Hilsenberg (1822)
Alternate common name(s): Dark-mantled Sooty Albatross
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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S. Atlantic Ocean and s. Indian Ocean between 30S and 60S;
Breeds on is. between 36S and 49S including Tristan da Cunha (Nightingale and Gough Is.), Amsterdam, Marion, Prince Edward, Crozet and Kerguelen Is. Colony on St. Paul Is. abandoned.
Disperses mainly s. of 35S in the s. Atlantic and Indian Oceans. During the summer found between 35S and 50S (64S in the sw. Indian Ocean) and during the winter between 30S and 40S. Found off the coasts of South Africa (30S to 60S), Australia (s. Western Australia, w. Victoria off Portland), s. Tasmania as well as in the s. Indian Ocean.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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