Chatham Albatross (Thalassarche eremita)

Order: Procellariformes | Family: Diomedeidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coast of Southern Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Coast of Atico, Arequipa

Age: Sub-adult and juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Quintero, Chile

Identification & Behavior: ~95 cm (37.4 in). The adult Chatham Albatross has a dark gray back and gray head and neck with a contrasting yellow-orange bill. The underparts are white. The underside of the wing is white narrowly bordered by black. The juvenile has a gray bill that turns yellow-orange as the bird ages. The color pattern is very similar to that of Gray-headed Albatross but is distinguished by having a darker gray head and neck, and bright yellow-orange bill. The white on the underwing is narrowly bordered by black. Also, see Buller’s Albatross and Salvin’s Albatross.

Status: The Chatham Albatross is rare and highly pelagic species. It also occurs in Ch.

Name in Spanish: Albatros de Chatham.

Sub-species: Chatham Albatross (Thalassarche eremita), Murphy, 1930.

Meaning of Name: Thalassarche: Gr. thalassa, thalasses= sea and arkhe, arkho= power, command, to govern. eremita: L. eremita, eremites= hermit, recluse, solitary.

See more of the Family Diomedeidae  peru aves

Distribution Mapchatham-albatross
Generally silent at sea.


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 03/01/2017.