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.
Chatham Albatross |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
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.