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Gray-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma

Described by: Forster, J. R. (1785)
Alternate common name(s): Grey-headed Albatross, Gray-headed Mollymawk, Gray-mantled Albatross, Grey-headed Mollymawk, Grey-mantled Albatross, Flat-billed Albatross, Gould's Albatross
Old scientific name(s): Diomedea chrysostoma


approximately 300 miles northeast of Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica - Nov 22, 2004 © Michael G. Shepard 
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Circumpolar; Southern Ocean n. in e. Pacific Ocean;
Breeds on is. off Cape Horn (Diego Ramirez and Ildefonso, Chile), South Georgia, Marion, Prince Edward, Crozet, Kerguelen, Macquarie and Campbell Is.
Disperses mostly s. of 40S off Australia (Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria off Portland, sw. New South Wales (Green Cape to Sidney), Tasmania, New Zealand (North and South Island), the w. coast of South America from 65S to 35S and 15S in the Humboldt Current off Peru, Chile, Argentina (Tierra del Fuego, Straits of Magellan), South Africa (e. Cape of Good Hope and off the Natal coast).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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