Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Vagrant mollymawk albatrosses attempt to breed outside their normal ranges

    Visits to colonies of breeding mollymawk albatrosses sometimes turn up unexpected records of vagrant species. A recent publication reports an adult Salvin's Albatross Thalassarche salvini ashore in October 2008 on Gough Island in the South Atlantic -...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/22-2009-news-archive/503-vagrant-mollymawk-albatrosses-attempt-to-breed-outside-their-normal-ranges
  • South African research on ACAP-listed albatrosses and petrels in 2009

    Marion Island. Antarctic Science doi:10.1017/S0954102009990459 . Oosthuizen, W.C., Dyer, B.M. & de Bruyn, P.J.N. 2009. Vagrant birds ashore at the Prince Edward Islands, southern Indian Ocean, from 1987 to 2009. African Journal of Marine Science 31:...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/513-south-african-research-on-acap-listed-albatrosses-and-petrels-in-2009
  • A photo gallery of vagrant Thalassarche albatrosses UPDATED

    of the same genus outside their normal breeding ranges ( click here for a review ). Here is a photo gallery of six of these vagrant mollies, with thanks to the photographers. Male White-capped Albatross incubating on Bird Island, South Georgia (Islas...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/517-a-photo-gallery-of-vagrant-thalassarche-albatrosses
  • Indian Yellow-nosed Albatrosses ashore at South Africa's Marion Island UPDATED

    Miskelly, C.M., Bester, A.J. & Bell, M. 2006. Additions to the Chatham Islands' bird list, with further records of vagrant and colonising birdspecies. Notornis 53 : 215-230. http://www.notornis.org.nz/free_issues/Notornis_53-2006/Notornis_53_2_215.pdf...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/523-indian-yellow-nosed-albatrosses-ashore-at-south-africas-marion-island
  • Salvin's Albatrosses on Kerguelen and Penguin Island, Crozets

    Albatrosses of the genus Thalassarche regularly turn up as vagrants in breeding colonies of conspecifics, where they may display, build nests and sometimes lay eggs with a partner of another species In the second half of the 1990s a vagrant Salvin's...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/534-salvins-albatrosses-on-kerguelen-and-penguin-island-crozets
  • From the South Atlantic to Canada's interior: an Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross turns up on Lake Ontario

    and http://travel.canoe.ca/Travel/News/2010/07/21/14779901.html . For information on vagrant albatrosses crossing the equator, including of Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatrosses previously reaching Canadian waters, click here . Click here for a report on...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/626-from-the-south-atlantic-to-canadas-interior-an-atlantic-yellow-nosed-albatross-turns-up-on-lake-ontario
  • An Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross visits the United Kingdom

    A 2007 vagrant record of an Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhynchos has now been added to the official British List, as published in the July 2010 issue of British Bird s . The bird, a juvenile from a photograph, turned up in a...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/639-an-atlantic-yellow-nosed-albatross-visits-the-united-kingdom
  • A Buller’s Albatross reaches the South Atlantic off Argentina

    subtropical and sub-Antarctic South Pacific Ocean between Australia and Peru. However, in the South Atlantic Ocean, it is a vagrant, as information on its presence in this region is limited to only a few sightings. Here, we report a new record of T....

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1740-a-buller-s-albatross-reaches-the-south-atlantic-off-argentina
  • Second record of a Salvin’s Albatross on Gough Island

    ACAP Latest News has previously reported on vagrant albatrosses of the mollymawk genus Thalassarche turning up in colonies of other mollymawk species ( click here ). One of these species, the Salvin’s Albatross T. s alvini , has been recorded as a...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2020-second-record-of-a-salvin-s-albatross-on-gough-island
  • UPDATED. Vagrant Grey-headed Albatrosses visit Black-browed Albatross colonies in the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)*

    Mollymawk albatrosses Thalassarche spp. occasionally turn up as vagrants on islands in the Southern Ocean, usually in breeding colonies of congeners, as reported from time to time in ACAP Latest News ( click here ). Some of the birds occupy nests and...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2038-vagrant-grey-headed-albatrosses-visit-black-browed-albatross-colonies-in-the-falkland-islands-islas-malvinas
  • Identifying ACAP-listed Balearic from Manx and Yelkouan Shearwaters

    a single, polytypic species until relatively recently, can be difficult to identify in some situations, notably in a vagrant context. This paper presents a detailed review of the plumage variability of the three taxa; combined with an understanding of...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/2260-identifying-acap-listed-balearic-from-manx-and-yelkouan-shearwaters
  • When did the Tristan Albatross go extinct on the island of Tristan da Cunha?

    Petrel Macronectes giganteus which has bred on Tristan da Cunha in the past, but no longer does so. A recent record of a vagrant Tristan Albatross photographed ashore on Tristan is also not mentioned. The paper's abstract follows: “The overwhelming...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3095-when-did-the-tristan-albatross-go-extinct-on-the-island-of-tristan-da-cunha
  • Breeding‐site vagrancy in albatrosses can lead to hybrid young

    genetic barriers to successful reproduction. Using molecular methods, we verified that two of the three chicks hatched by a vagrant male White‐capped Albatross Thalassarche steadi paired with a female Black‐browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris at...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3131-breeding-site-vagrancy-in-albatrosses-can-lead-to-hybrid-young
  • First record of an Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross visiting Gough Island in the South Atlantic

    its breeding grounds on French and South African sub-Antarctic islands in the southern Indian Ocean ( click here ). The vagrant Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross ashore on Gough Island, 17 January 2019; despite efforts to resight and band, it has not been...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/latest-news/3219-an-indian-yellow-nosed-albatross-visits-gough-island-in-the-south-atlantic

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