Short-Tailed albatross (Phoebastria (=diomedea) albatrus)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The largest and only white-bodied albatross in the north Pacific. Golden, yellow cast on head and nape. Upper wings: white with black primaries, secondaries, and tertials. Under wing: white with black leading and trailing edges. White tail with black fringe. Large, pink bill with blue tip and black boarder around the base. Pale bluish feet and legs. Length: 84-91 cm (33.6-36.4 in); wingspan: 213-229 cm (7-7.5 ft); average life span: 12-45 yrs.

  • States/US Territories in which the Short-Tailed albatross, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Alaska , California , Hawaii , Oregon , Washington
  • US Counties in which the Short-Tailed albatross, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Short-Tailed albatross, Wherever found is known to occur:  Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
  • Countries in which the the Short-Tailed albatross, Wherever found is known to occur:  Japan, Russia, Taiwan
  • Additional species information
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1970-06-02 Alaska Region (Region 7) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2000-07-31 00:00:00.0 65 FR 46643 46654 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Rule To List the Short-Tailed Albatross as Endangered in the United States
1999-10-25 00:00:00.0 64 FR 57535 57547 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
2014-05-05 00:00:00.0 79 FR 25613 25614 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of a 5-Year Status Review of the Short-Tailed Albatross
2001-10-30 00:00:00.0 66 FR 54808 54832 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Species That Are Candidates or Proposed for Listing as Endangered or Threatened,Annual Notice of Findings on Recycled Petitions, and Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
1970-06-02 00:00:00.0 35 FR 8491 8498 Part 17 - Conservation of Endangered Species and Other Fish or Wildlife (First List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife as Appendix A)
1998-11-02 00:00:00.0 63 FR 58692 58701 ETWP; Proposed Rule To List the Short-Tailed Albatross as Endangered in the United States
2005-10-27 00:00:00.0 70 FR 61988 61989 Draft Recovery Plan for the Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus): Notice of document availability for review and comment.
1980-07-25 00:00:00.0 45 FR 49844 49847 ETWP; Proposed Endangered Status for U.S. Populations of Five Species
1970-04-14 00:00:00.0 35 FR 6069 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Endangered Species Conservation); 35 FR 6069
2009-05-20 00:00:00.0 74 FR 23739 23741 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus): Initiation of 5-Year Status Review; Availability of Final Recovery Plan
1997-09-19 00:00:00.0 62 FR 49398 49397 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
2008-09-17 Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
2009-05-20 74 FR 23739 23741 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus): Initiation of 5-Year Status Review; Availability of Final Recovery Plan
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
2014-05-05 79 FR 25613 25614 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of a 5-Year Status Review of the Short-Tailed Albatross
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
2005-10-27 70 FR 61988 61989 Draft Recovery Plan for the Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus): Notice of document availability for review and comment.
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
Five Year Review
Date Title
2014-09-23 Short-tailed albatross 5-year Review
2009-09-30 Short tailed albatross completed 5-yr review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Short-Tailed albatross.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Short-Tailed albatross.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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