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Alternative name: Salvin's Mollymawk; Grey-backed Albatross
Light grey legs, feet
 Diomedea vs. Thalassarche
Genera Phoebastria and Thalassarche formerly placed in the Diomedea, but now considered by virtually all authorities (Clements, Howard & Moore, AOU, BOU, SACC) to be separate genera in light of Nunn et al. (1996) and Penhallurick & Wink (2004). Often considered conspecific with Shy Albatross.
Barren and rocky islands, and otherwise the open oceans.
One egg is laid in early October and is incubated by both parents until early November. After a further 4 months, the chick fledges.
The diet includes fish and squid.
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