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By Derek Onley, Paul Scofield

ISBN-10: 0713643323

ISBN-13: 9780713643329

ISBN-10: 1408108771

ISBN-13: 9781408108772

ISBN-10: 1408135795

ISBN-13: 9781408135792

Well-known for his or her measurement and magnificence in flight, albatrosses are commonly used to someone who has travelled during the southern oceans, and are a flagship relations of conservation situation. despite the fact that, albatrosses are only one of the teams of 'pelagic' birds - those who stopover at land basically to reproduce, and spend the remainder of their lives faraway from the coast, hovering from ocean to ocean in a unending look for nutrients. Mysterious and swish, those birds can current an impressive id problem to even the main skilled birder. This publication presents the reply - the 1st complete consultant to pelagic birds, the albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters, storm-petrels and diving petrels. a complete of forty six superb color plates spotlight key identification standards of the birds in flight, with close-ups of diagnostic areas of the plumage. The plates are observed via actual distribution maps, whereas the gleaming textual content brings the area of those outstanding birds to existence. a number of tremendous infrequent species, resembling Beck's Petrel, are illustrated for the 1st time, whereas the recent Zealand Storm-petrel, rediscovered as lately as 2004, is additionally integrated. Sea-watchers all over the international will locate this awesome box advisor essential.

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Both species are easily told from everything else by size and distinctive shape, although one might just be confused by dark boobies. Dark colour and size only shared by young giant petrels (Plate 11:1–2), which have large pale bills, short tails, and look a lot less elegant in flight. 1. 142 Pale-backed albatross of circumpolar colder waters of the Southern Ocean. 1a Adult upperparts Wings, head and tail dark; back and underparts paler grey. 1b Juvenile upperparts As adult but pale grey back, and sometimes underparts, have dark patchy scalloping; thin line on sulcus is indistinct, black or grey.

137 Close up, separated from both yellow-nosed albatrosses by two yellow lines on bill, and from Buller’s by narrower base to yellow line on top of bill. At a distance, from yellow-nosed albatrosses and Buller’s by broad, dark leading edge to underwing, and from Black-browed and Campbell (7:1–2) by grey head. Grey-headed is slightly larger and heavier looking, especially around the head and neck, than both yellow-nosed species, less obviously so than Buller’s. Salvin’s (6:2) and Chatham Islands (6:3) Albatrosses, which also have grey heads, are larger and longerwinged and have very narrow black borders to white underwings and pale bills.

We have attempted here to give a range of measurements of typical adult weights but it is surprising for how many species this information is not available. Plumage The plumage texts are designed mainly to highlight significant and useful differences between species. For some groups of species, for example the ‘cookilaria’ petrels, a summary is given of standard plumage patterns. We have tried to point out the effect of the age of the feathers on the appearance of the bird. in many seabirds with similar plumages, wear of the feathers can make them look even more alike, for example, Cook’s and Pycroft’s Petrels.

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