The short-tailed Albatross, Diomedea albatrus, its status, distribution and natural history
The Short-tailed Albatross (Diomedea albatrus) is presently an Endangered Species that was formerly abundant in the North Pacific. Owing to the activities of feather hunters operating on the albatross's nesting grounds for a 50-year period in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the species was almost reduced to extinction. The Short-tailed Albatross is the largest of the three species of Diomedea that breed in the North Pacific (Table 1) and when mature is the only albatross in the North Pacific with a white back.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||The short-tailed Albatross, Diomedea albatrus, its status, distribution and natural history|
|Series title||American Birds|
|Publisher||National Audubon Society|
|Contributing office(s)||Western Fisheries Research Center|