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Thalassarche eremita (Chatham Albatross)

Synonyms: Thalassarche cauta eremita

Wikipedia Abstract

The Chatham albatross (Thalassarche eremita), also known as the Chatham mollymawk or Chatham Islands mollymawk, is a medium-sized black-and-white albatross which breeds only on The Pyramid, a large rock stack in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. It is sometimes treated as a subspecies of the shy albatross Thalassarche cauta. It is the smallest of the shy albatross group.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.27044
EDGE Score: 3.22214


Adult Weight [1]  8.43 lbs (3.83 kg)
Female Weight [1]  7.72 lbs (3.50 kg)
Male Weight [1]  9.15 lbs (4.15 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  18.6 %
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [2]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  60 %
Forages - Water Surface [2]  80 %
Forages - Underwater [2]  20 %
Clutch Size [1]  1
Incubation [1]  69 days

Prey / Diet

Boreogadus saida (Polar cod)[3]
Eleginus gracilis (Wachna cod)[3]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[3]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[3]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[3]
Kondakovia longimana (Giant Warty Squid)[3]
Macruronus magellanicus (Patagonian whiphake)[3]
Macruronus novaezelandiae (Whiptail hake)[3]
Micromesistius australis (Southern poutassou)[3]
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)[3]
Pleurogrammus azonus (Okhotsk atka mackerel)[3]
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)[3]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[3]
Pseudophycis bachus (Southern rockcod)[3]



Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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