Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (species: Phoebetria palpebrata) in Birds of Argentina (Gaia Guide)
Phoebetria palpebrata
Light-mantled Sooty Albatross

©Gerald Corsi and Buff Corsi: Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata)

©Sabine's Sunbird: Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata )

©David Pinaud: Light-mantled Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Procellariiformes
Family Diomedeidae
Genus Phoebetria
Species Phoebetria palpebrata
Status near threatened



Distinguishing features

The Light-mantled Albatross is largely sooty-brown or blackish in colour, darker on the head, with paler upperparts from the nape to the upper tail-coverts which are grey to light grey, palest on the mantle and back. The eyes are partly encircled with thin post-orbital crescents of very short grey feathers. The bill is black with a blue sulcus and a greyish-yellow line along the lower mandible, and is about 105 mm. (Wikipedia)


  • From 79 cm to 89 cm (Length of specimen)


  • From 183 cm to 218 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution


The principal diet of Light-mantled Albatrosses consists of squid and krill, though other crustaceans and fish are taken as well as seal, penguin and petrel carrion. (Wikipedia)

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