Chatham Albatross  |  

Thalassarche eremita

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The Chatham Albatross is a medium sized albatross, with a wing-span less than 2.1 m. The bright yellow bill has a distinctive black spot near the tip of the lower mandible, allowing discrimination from the similar Shy Albatross. The Chatam Albatross has a sooty grey wash over the crown, cheeks and neck, and a dark back and wings. Its blackish notch at the front of the wing, next to the body, is the darkest of the Shy Albatross complex.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • IUCN Red List Assessment, Thalassarche eremita

    The likelihood of repeated exposure to extreme weather events is considered high; with the frequency and intensity of storms potentially increasing due to climate change.