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Phoebetria fusca (Sooty Albatross)

Synonyms: Diomedea fusca

Wikipedia Abstract

The sooty albatross, dark-mantled sooty albatross or dark-mantled albatross, (Phoebetria fusca), is a species of bird in the albatross family. They breed on sub-Antarctic islands and range at sea across the Southern Ocean from South America to Australia.
View Wikipedia Record: Phoebetria fusca

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Phoebetria fusca

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
15
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
69
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 11.792
EDGE Score: 4.62826

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  5.699 lbs (2.585 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  231 grams
Female Weight [1]  5.379 lbs (2.44 kg)
Male Weight [1]  6.019 lbs (2.73 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  11.9 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [3]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  90 %
Forages - Water Surface [3]  100 %
Clutch Size [2]  1
Incubation [4]  70 days
Migration [5]  Intercontinental
Wing Span [6]  6.56 feet (2 m)

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Amsterdam and Saint-Paul Islands temperate grasslands France Afrotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands  
Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra Australia, New Zealand Australasia Tundra    
Scotia Sea Islands tundra United Kingdom Antarctic Tundra    
Southern Indian Ocean Islands tundra South Africa, France, Australia Antarctic Tundra    
Tristan Da Cunha-Gough Islands shrub and grasslands United Kingdom Afrotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Macquarie Island Nature Reserve Ia 233540 Tasmania, Australia  
Cape Peninsula National Park II 70141 Western Cape, South Africa
West Coast National Park II 59916 Western Cape, South Africa

Important Bird Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Notiopsylla kerguelensis kerguelensis[11]
Paraclisis diomedeae[12]
Parapsyllus senellarti[11]

Range Map

Distribution

External References

Photos

Citations

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
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish 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
4Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria fusca), Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels - www.acap.aq
5Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
6Wildlife As Canon Sees It
7CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
8Jorrit 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.
9THE DIETS AND DIETARY SEGREGATION OF SEABIRDS AT THE SUBANTARCTIC CROZET ISLANDS, VINCENT RIDOUX, MARINE ORNITHOLOGY Vol. 22 No. 1 1994
10Amphipod-based food web: Themisto gaudichaudii caught in nets and by seabirds in Kerguelen waters, southern Indian Ocean, Pierrick Bocher, Yves Cherel, Jean-Philippe Labat, Patrick Mayzaud, Suzanne Razouls, Pierre Jouventin, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol. 223: 261–276, 2001
11International Flea Database
12Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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