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Bird Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria fusca)

J.K.M

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Scientific name: Phoebetria fusca

Common Name: Sooty Albatross

Order: Procellariiformes

Family: Diomedeidae

Other Names:
Dark-mantled Sooty Albatross, Dark-mantled Albatross

Distribution: Pelagic.

Habitat: Ocean.

Field Notes: About 85 cm (33 in), 2 m (6.6 ft) wingspan. Sooty-brown with darker shading on the sides of its head. It has a white crescent above and behind its eye. Its bill is black with an orange or yellow sulcus.

Photos taken on a Pelagic boat trip departing from Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania on 4/2/2012. (JKM)

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Great shots JKM, beautiful birds. Lucky to have you on this site taking sea birds.
 
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