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A white-capped Albatross, Thalassarche [cauta] steadi , at South Georgia: first confirmed record in the south-western Atlantic

Phalan, Ben; Phillips, Richard; Double, Michael

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Although albatrosses typically show strong natal philopatry, a small proportion of birds emigrate to distant colonies, occasionally establishing new breeding sites and potentially initiating speciation events. Patterns of albatross distribution and speciation may be determined largely by the behaviour of these few wayward individuals. In February 2003, a male White-capped Albatross, Thalassarche [cauta] steadi (identified from DNA), was observed in a colony of Black-browed Albatrosses, T....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/86258
Source: Emu
DOI: 10.1071/MU03057

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