Albatrosses (Diomedeidae)

Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria fusca) - HBW 1, p. 214

French: Albatros brun German: Rußalbatros Spanish: Albatros Ahumado
Other common names: Dark-mantled Sooty Albatross

Taxonomy: Diomedea fusca Hilsenberg, 1822, Mozambique Channel.
Formerly regarded as conspecific with P. palpebrata, but differences in courtship display and timing of breeding prevent interbreeding at sites of overlap. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Atlantic and Indian Oceans, breeding from Tristan da Cunha and Gough I eastwards to Kerguelen Is and Amsterdam and St Paul Is.

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