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Breeding biology and current status of the Amsterdam Island Albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis
Article first published online: 3 APR 2008
Volume 131, Issue 2, pages 171–182, April 1989
How to Cite
JOUVENTIN, P., MARTINEZ, J. and ROUX, J. P. (1989), Breeding biology and current status of the Amsterdam Island Albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis. Ibis, 131: 171–182. doi: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.1989.tb02760.x
- Issue published online: 3 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 3 APR 2008
- Accepted 20 February 1988
A small population of the ‘Great Albatrosses’ has been discovered on Amsterdam Island (Indian Ocean) and described in 1983 as a new species: Diomedea amsterdamensis (Roux et al. 1983). We present here data on the biometry, plumage variability and preliminary results of a long-term study on the breeding cycle and population dynamics of this relict population. The current population is estimated at 65 birds including 21 breeding pairs.