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Light-mantled Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata).

Regional Nesting Sites of the Light-mantled Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata).

References. Green dots: colonies and the percentage of the world population that each area represents. Blue text: populations for which the Atlas provides distribution data. Red text: populations for which there are no data. Blue circle: colonies of origin of individuals studied.

Adults of Light-mantled Albatross seem to be very well adapted to exploit food sources far from the colony. The use by this species of the Patagonian Sea is restricted to Antarctic polar waters.

Data on 23 trips of adults from South Georgia. Period: January-March (chick-rearing).

Dataholders: J. Croxall, P. Trathan and R. Phillips.

© Anthony Martin
© Anthony Martin Nesting sites
Summer (S. Georgia)

Light-mantled Albatross
Phoebetria palpebrata

Regional Nesting Sites: Approximately 30% of the world population breeds on South Georgia. Other nesting sites far from the Patagonian Sea and areas of influence are located on the Auckland, Campbell, Antipodes, Crozet, Kerguelen, Heard, Macquarie, Prince Edward and Marion islands.

Diet: This species feeds by catching prey on the surface, principally cephalopods and krill, although it may also consume fish and carrion.

World breeding population: Estimated at 19,000-24,000 pairs.

Conservation Status: Near threatened (IUCN, 2008).

Main threats: Incidental mortality in longline fisheries.