Tag: Black-browed Albatross

Magnetic cues: are they important in Black-browed Albatross Diomedea melanophris orientation?

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) Science Article 3 abstract Procellariiformes are well known for their excellent homing abilities (see references in Matthews 1968 and Dall’Antonia et al . 1995, Warham 1996). Albatrosses, in particular, have a reputation as skilful oceanic navigators since they can cover enormous distances during foraging flights and pinpoint a specific remote island […]

COLOUR MARKING OF FLEDGLING BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS ON STEEPLE JASON ISLAND

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) Science Article 4 abstract To collect at-sea sightings of colour marked fledgling black-browed albatross to determinetheir dispersal pattern and level of interaction with longliners and potentially other vessels, such as trawlers. The long-term project objective is to help target future research into seabird mortality on the Patagonian Shelf Ben Sullivan and […]

BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSSES FORAGING ON ANTARCTIC KRILL: DENSITY-DEPENDENCE THROUGH LOCAL ENHANCEMENT?

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) Science Article 5 abstract Many Antarctic seabirds depend on prey that are patchy, cryptic, ephemeral, and unpredictable in location. These predators typically employ two alternative behavioralstrategies for locating resource patches: direct visual or olfactory detection, and indirect detection (local enhancement) by sighting other predators that are already exploiting a patch. DANIEL […]

Field metabolic rates of black-browed albatrosses Thalassarche melanophrys during the incubation stage

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) Science Article 6 abstract Field metabolic rates (FMR) and activity patterns of black-browed albatrossesThalassarche melanophrys were measured while at sea and on nest during the incubation stage at Kerguelen Island, southwestern Indian Ocean. Activity-specific metabolic rates of five albatrosses at sea

SUMMER DISTRIBUTION AND MIGRATION OF NONBREEDINGALBATROSSES: INDIVIDUAL CONSISTENCIES AND IMPLICATIONSFOR CONSERVATION

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) Science Article 8 abstract Many birds show a surprising degree of intraspecific variability in migratorytendency and choice of wintering site. In this study, we tracked the seasonal movementsof 35 nonbreeding Black-browed Albatrosses Thalassarche melanophrys from South Georgia,including 24 birds followed in two consecutive years. RICHARD A. PHILLIPS et al, Ecology, 86(9), […]

Global relationships amongst black-browed andgrey-headed albatrosses: analysis of population structureusing mitochondrial DNA and microsatellites

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) Science Article 7 abstract The population structure of black-browed (Thalassarche melanophrisandT. impavida) andgrey-headed (T. chrysostoma) albatrosses was examined using both mitochondrial DNA(mtDNA) and microsatellite analyses. T. M. BURG, Molecular Ecology (2001) 10 , 2647-2660 Download article download full text (pdf)

BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS THALASSARCHE melanophrys FEEDINGON A WILSON’S STORM-PETREL OCEANITES OCEANICUS

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) Science Article 2 abstract The diet of Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophrys has been studied at several sub-Antarctic colonies (e.g. Ridoux 1994, Reid et al. 1996, Xavier et al. 2003) and found to consist mainly of fish, cephalopods and crustaceans. JUAN P. SECO PON and PATRICIA A. GANDINI, Marine Ornithology 36: 77-78 […]

A BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS THALASSARCHE MELANOPHRISCONSUMES A TERN STERNA SP.

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) Science Article 1 abstract Albatrosses (Diomedeidae) feed mostly on cephalopods and fish, caught by surface-seizing or shallow diving (del Hoyo et al. 1992). Other prey items, such as seabirds, are taken only occasionally. In a review of the food of albatrosses, Cherel & Klages (1998) listed at least 12 seabird species […]

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris)

[order] PROCELLARIIFORMES | [family] Diomedeidae | [latin] Thalassarche melanophris | [authority] Temminck, 1828 | [UK] Black-browed Albatross | [FR] Albatros a sourcils noirs | [DE] Schwarzbrauen-Albatros | [ES] Albatros Ojeroso | [NL] Wenkbrauwalbatros Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Region Range Thalassarche melanophris SO widespread Genus Albatrosses are the ‘largest’ birds in terms of wingspan. Royal Abatrosses, […]