Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Procellariiformes
Family Diomedeidae
Genus Diomedea
Species D. amsterdamensis
Scientific Name Diomedea amsterdamensis

Amsterdam AlbatrossOther Names

Amsterdam Island albatross

Amsterdam Albatross Description

The Amsterdam albatross breeds in the southern Indian Ocean.

Size & Weight

Adults:

  • TOTAL LENGTH: 107 to 122 cm (42–48 in)
  • WEIGHT: 8 to 8 kg (11–18 lb)
  • WINGSPAN: 280 to 340 cm (110–130 in)

Habitat

Altitude: 500–600 m (1,600–2,000 ft)

Range

Amsterdam Islands (French Territories), southern Indian Ocean

Diet

Squid, fish, crustaceans

Fledging Period

230 days

Hatching Period

80 days

Incubation Period

7 days

Population

130

Conservation Status

Critically Endangered