At-sea sightings of banded Tristan Albatrosses off the Western Cape and a review of records in southern African waters

  • Dominic P Rollinson

Abstract

The Tristan Albatross (Diomedea dabbenena) became widely recognized as a full species in 1998, when it was spit from the Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) complex (Robertson and Nunn 1998). The Tristan Albatross is a breeding endemic to Gough and Inaccessible islands. It is listed as Critically Endangered (Birdlife International 2012), due to threats both at-sea, from fisheries bycatch, and on its breeding grounds, where the introduction of alien house mice (Mus musculus) has greatly affected breeding success (Wanless et al. 2009).

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Published
2016-09-12
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ROLLINSON, Dominic P. At-sea sightings of banded Tristan Albatrosses off the Western Cape and a review of records in southern African waters. Biodiversity Observations, [S.l.], p. 1 - 4, sep. 2016. ISSN 2219-0341. Available at: <https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/BO/article/view/359>. Date accessed: 17 july 2019.
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