Amsterdam Island Albatross

The Amsterdam Albatross or Amsterdam Island Albatross,

Picture of the Amsterdam Island Albatross has been licensed under a GFDL
Original source: Vincent Legendre
Author: Vincent Legendre
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The Amsterdam Island Albatross is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

the Amsterdam Island albatross, have dwindled to less than a few hundred. These birds are facing extinction if action is not taken immediately. Some Facts About the Albatross To many of us, familiarity with this unique bird starts with reading poetry. Two bards, Coleridge and Baudelaire, immortalized the albatross in their works, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and The Albatross, respectively. Both expressed qualities that we attribute to albatrosses till this day: independence, solitude, fortitude and omen. More

Native to the islands is the Amsterdam Island Albatross, found nowhere else in the world. More

The Amsterdam Island Albatross is classified as Critically Endangered because of its small population as well as its very small breeding range on only one island. It is a huge albatross, which measures 110 cm on average. An adult bird has a white face, throat and belly and chocolate brown upperparts. Its best recognition feature is the pink bill with the dark edges and tip. More

Order : Procellariiformes
Family : Diomedeidae
Genus : Diomedea
Species : amsterdamensis
Authority : Roux et al. 1983