Re: Colour band reporting for Albatross

To: "Mike Carter" <>, "Birding-Aus Birding-Aus"<>
Subject: Re: Colour band reporting for Albatross
From: "David Nicholls" <>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 10:51:12 +1000
Hi albatrossers

We cannot expect Aus to have details of NZ's colour banding.
Of the Diomedea albatrosses with coloured leg bands from NZ islands,
Kath Walker has published a list of bandings incl colour leg bands details
in her reports on DoC's website. Potentially this will establish the actual
origin of colour banded gibsoni  and antipodensis for those
fortunate enough to see such birds off our coast.

And while on albatross, a recent review of the tracking studies
of albatross may be of interest.  The details are available at

> The review paper on seabird tracking and data loggers that Scott
> Shaffer and I[A Burger] did for the Auk is now available. The pdf can be
> downloaded for free from the Auk website (Volume 125, Number 2 )

Regards David

D G Nicholls - Applied Science
Chisholm Institute, PO Box 684, Dandenong, Victoria 3175
Street Address: 2 New Holland Drive, Cranbourne
Phone +61 3 59 90 7166 (direct) , Home 03 9822 4555
59 90 7162 (Department), Fax 59 90 7173
Mobile +61 (0)411 098 240

>>> "Mike Carter" <> 13/06/2008 4:01 pm >>>
I knew that to be true for leg bands but not necessarily for neck bands
which I thought might be a local study. One neck-banded Black Swan I saw 
also had leg bands but couldn't see the legs on the other (swimming) bird.
Will try ABBBS. But got no answers from them re Albatrosses almost certainly
colour banded in NZ even regards cohorts.

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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