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Thalassarche salvini (Salvin's Albatross)

Synonyms: Thalassarche cauta salvini

Wikipedia Abstract

Salvin's albatross, or Salvin's mollymawk, Thalassarche salvini, is a large seabird that ranges across the Southern Ocean. A medium-sized mollymawk in the albatross family, it was long considered to be a subspecies of the shy albatross. It is a medium-sized black and white albatross.
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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]  8.37 lbs (3.80 kg)
Female Weight [1]  7.91 lbs (3.59 kg)
Male Weight [1]  8.82 lbs (4.00 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  11.4 %
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [2]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  60 %
Forages - Water Surface [2]  80 %
Forages - Underwater [2]  20 %
Clutch Size [3]  1
Incubation [3]  71 days

Prey / Diet

Boreogadus saida (Polar cod)[4]
Eleginus gracilis (Wachna cod)[4]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[4]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[4]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[4]
Kondakovia longimana (Giant Warty Squid)[4]
Macruronus magellanicus (Patagonian whiphake)[4]
Macruronus novaezelandiae (Whiptail hake)[4]
Micromesistius australis (Southern poutassou)[4]
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)[4]
Pleurogrammus azonus (Okhotsk atka mackerel)[4]
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)[4]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[4]
Pseudophycis bachus (Southern rockcod)[4]
Trachurus mediterraneus (Mediterranean scad)[4]
Trachurus symmetricus (Scad)[4]
Trachurus trachurus (Scad)[4]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Threlfall, W. and SP Mahoney. 1980. The use of measurements in sexing Common Murres from Newfoundland. Wilson Bulletin 92: 266-268
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
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jorrit 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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