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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 .
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ID30528
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
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