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Praetsch, F. and Boyer, D. 2002. First specimen record of the Grey-Headed Albatross Diomedea chrysostoma for Namibia. Marine Ornithology, 30: 45


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First specimen record of the Grey-Headed Albatross Diomedea chrysostoma for Namibia.

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The Grey-headed Albatross Diomedea chrysotoma breeds on sub-rnAntarctic islands between 46° and 56°S, and on Diego Ramirez Island, Chile. Sightings and recoveries suggest that the oceanic distribution of the species is circumpolar, generally between 46°rnand 64°S during summer, and between 39° and 51°S during winter(Marchant & Higgins 1990). Grey-headed Albatrosses are rare visitors to the southern part of southern Africa (Ryan 1997). Off Namibia only three sightings, all of juveniles, in the months of May, August and November have been reported (Lambert 1968, Williams 1987, Komen et al. 1988, Lambert 2001). Most birds in southern African waters are immatures (Ryan 1997).

Year: 2002

Type: Journal Article

Origin: Bibliography compiled by Bird Database Project

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