COSEWIC Status Reports
COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) in Canada (2003)
The Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus (Pallas 1769), formerly Diomedea albatrus, is a large-bodied seabird with long narrow wings adapted for soaring just above the water surface. Adults are mostly white and black, with a pale-yellow head and pale legs and feet. In contrast, first year birds are wholly chocolate brown. The large pink bill is a distinguishing characteristic across age classes. Full adult plumage is attained after 12 to 20 years. The sexes are alike, with no seasonal variation in plumage.
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- "COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus in Canada" (2003-11-01) (PDF format, 1,247.63 KB)
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