with Shy Albatross, White-capped
Albatross and Chatham Island Albatross. This
taxonomy may be subject to revision but is adopted here largely to highlight
the specific problems faced by the different breeding populations and focus
attention on their at-sea identification.
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Where and When
Breeds on Snares and Bounty Islands (ca 77,000 pairs) off New Zealand and on Penguin Island (less than 5 pr) in the Crozet Island Group. Total world population estimated at 350,000-380,000 individuals.
Ranges widely when
away from breeding islands, reaching the Humbolt Current (5 degrees south) and
also the Indian Ocean as far as South Africa. Concentrate over Continental slope
areas, where they come into contact with fishing fleets.
Photographs on the web
Adult on water. From Jeff Blincow's site.
flight Photo by Martin Reid and on his excellent site.
Gales R. (1998) Albatross
populations: status and threats. In 'Albatross Biology and Conservation'. (Eds.
Robertson, G. and Gales, R.) Chp 3, p 20-45. Surrey Beatty and Sons Ltd.