blp shabash 430x45

Light-mantled Sooty Albatross

Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (Image ID 30528)
Photographed byIan Wilson on Wed 1st Jan, 2014 and uploaded by M Mo on Wed 9th May, 2018 .
CommentLight-mantled Sooty Albatross
Scientific name = Phoebetria palpebrata
Wingspan = 1.8 - 2.3m
Conservation Status = Near threatened

This species is similar to Sooty Albatross but the upper body is light-grey. It still has an incomplete eye ring, sulcus on lower mandible and it’s face is chocolate-brown. One difference is the LMSA is slightly larger than a Sooty. Some other differences are listed below.

- Head shape is ‘rounder’ than Sooty
- Bill has more of a dip in upper mandible than Sooty
LocationCampbell Island, NZ sub-Antarctic, Unknown
This image is not available for download.
Previous4/22 in Wonderful WanderersNext
Previous861/1161 by Ian WilsonNext
Previous7/13 of Light-mantled Sooty AlbatrossNext
Previous221/306 of AlbatrossesNext
Previous16628/25052 OverallNext
Use the arrows at the left and Right hand side of this page to display the Next/Previous photographs in that group, or click on one of the blue links above to start a slide show in that group (group slide shows are only allowed if there are less than 1000 images in the group).


The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.