Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma


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Further resources

Additional information is available on the distribution of the Grey-headed 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 (2021) Species factsheet: Thalassarche chrysostoma. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2021.