Amsterdam Albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis


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Jaeger, A.; Lebarbenchon, C.; Bourret, V.; Bastien, M.; Lagadec, E.; Thiebot, J.-B.; Boulinier, T.; Delord, K.; Barbraud, C.; Marteau, C.; Dellagi, K.; Tortosa, P.; Weimerskirch, H. 2018. Avian cholera outbreaks threaten seabird species on Amsterdam Island. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0197291.

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Weimerskirch, H.; Brothers, N.; Jouventin, P. 1997. Population dynamics of Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans and Amsterdam Albatross D. amsterdamensis in the Indian Ocean and their relationships with long-line fisheries: conservation implications. Biological Conservation 79: 257-270.

Weimerskirch, H.; Inchausti, P.; Guinet, C.; Barbraud, C. 2003. Trends in bird and seal populations as indicators of a system shift in the Southern Ocean. Antarctic Science 15: 249-256.

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Further resources

Additional information is available on the distribution of the Amsterdam Albatross from the Global Procellariiform Tracking Database (http://www.seabirdtracking.org)

Australian Govt - Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 - Recovery Outline

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Diomedea amsterdamensis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/amsterdam-albatross-diomedea-amsterdamensis on 05/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 05/12/2023.