The short-tailed Albatross, Diomedea albatrus, its status, distribution and natural history

American Birds
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Abstract

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 type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The short-tailed Albatross, Diomedea albatrus, its status, distribution and natural history
Series title American Birds
Volume 36
Issue 5
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher National Audubon Society
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 9 p.
First page 806
Last page 814