Sooty albatross

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(Zool.) an albatross (Phœbetria fuliginosa) found chiefly in the Pacific Ocean; - called also nellie.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This family is represented by ten species in Brazil, two belonging to the genus Phoebetria: the Light-mantled Albatross P.
Incidental mortality from fishing has long been recognized as a threat to the long-term viability of vulnerable seabird populations, particularly albatrosses (Diomedea, Phoebastria, Thalassarche, Phoebetria spp.) (Weimerskirch and Jouventin, 1987; Gales, 1993; Croxall et al., 1998).
The albatrosses (Diomedea, Phoebetria) are the most magnificent of all pelagic birds.
4; see discussion below) and satellite telemetry data collected from foraging seabirds such as black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys, Cherel and Weimerskirch, 1995; Weimerskirch, 1998), greyheaded albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma, Prince et al., 1998), light-mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata, Weimerskirch and Robertson, 1994), Southern Buller's albatross (Thalassarche bulleri, Sagar and Weimerskirch, 1996), waved albatross (Phoebetria irrorata, Anderson et al., 1998), and white-chinned petrels (Procellaria aequinoctialis, Catard and Weimerskirch, 1998).