Albatross identification

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Subject: Albatross identification
From: Trevor Hardaker <>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 08:32:14 +0200
Greetings from Cape Town,
For those avid seabird fans out there, you might be interested to know that
we have added a new article written by Mike Carter of Australia to our
website at <> under the "ID issues" section
which deals with separating Wandering and Royal Albatrosses.
The article is centred around an odd albatross that was seen off Australia
and Mike discusses some little known identification features which were used
to identify this bird e.g. head shape, bill details and inclination of head
and bill conjunction. It makes for interesting reading and there is a very
useful sketch that is used to illustrate the points raised.
Some of you might have already seen this article as it recently appeared in
the magazine "Australian Birding", but for those of you that haven't, it is
certainly worth a read.
Thanks to Mike Carter for giving us permission to post it to our website.
Kind Regards
Trevor Hardaker and John Graham
Cape Town, South Africa
Website: <>

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