Short-Tailed albatross (Phoebastria (=diomedea) albatrus)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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, Entire is known to or is believed to occur: Alaska , California , Hawaii , Oregon , Washington
- US Counties in which the Short-Tailed albatross, Entire is known to or is believed to occur: View All
- USFWS Refuges in which the Short-Tailed albatross, Entire 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, Entire is known to occur: Japan, Russia, Taiwan
- Additional species information
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|06/02/1970||Alaska Region (Region 7)||Entire|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|09/17/2008||Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|05/20/2009||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||
|05/05/2014||79 FR 25613 25614||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Initiation of a 5-Year Status Review of the Short-Tailed Albatross||
|10/27/2005||70 FR 61988 61989||Draft Recovery Plan for the Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus): Notice of document availability for review and comment.||
|09/23/2014||Short-tailed albatross 5-year Review|
|09/30/2009||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.
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