Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Albatrosses :: Light-mantled Albatross

Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata

Described by: Forster, J. R. (1785)
Alternate common name(s): Light-mantled Sooty Albatross
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Gold Harbour, South Georgia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - Nov 19, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard  Macquarie Island, Australia - Date unknown © Barrie Jamieson 
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Circumpolar; Southern Ocean n. in e. Pacific Ocean;
Breeds on is. between 46S and 55S including South Georgia, Marion, Prince Edward, Crozet, Kerguelen, Heard, Macquarie, Auckland, Campbell and Antipodes Is.
Disperses s. to the pack ice off Antarctica and n. to 33S except off the w. coast of South America where it occurs further n. from Chile (Cape Horn, Tierra del Fuego) to Peru n. to 20S in the Humboldt Current and s. Argentina (Bahia de Yendegaia, the Beagle Channel), e. South Australia and w. Victoria off Portland, s. Tasmania, New Zealand (s. North Island in the Wellington Harbor and Cook Strait and South Island).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


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


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