Short-tailed Albatross

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Short-tailed Albatross
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Austrodyptornithes
Order: Procellariiformes
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Species: P. albatrus
Binomial name
Phoebastria albatrus
(Pallas, 1769)[2]

Diomedea albatrus[3]

The Short-tailed Albatross or Steller's Albatross, Phoebastria albatrus, is a large rare seabird from the North Pacific. Although related to the other North Pacific albatrosses, it also exhibits behavioural and morphological links to the albatrosses of the Southern Ocean. It was described by the German naturalist Peter Simon Pallas from skins collected by the Georg Wilhelm Steller (after whom its other common name is derived). Once common, it was brought to the edge of extinction by the trade in feathers, but with protection has recently made a recovery.

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  1. ^ BirdLife International (2008). Phoebastria albatrus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 12 Mar 2009.
  2. ^ Brands, Sheila (14 Aug 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification - Diomedea subg. Phoebastria -". Project: The Taxonomicon. Retrieved 22 Feb 2009.
  3. ^ American Ornithologists' Union (1998) [1983]. "Procellariiformes: Diomedeidae: Albatrosses". Check-list of North American Birds (PDF) (7th ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Ornithologists' Union . p. 12 . ISBN 1-891276-00-X. {{cite book}}: Cite has empty unknown parameters: |laydate=, |separator=, |month=, |laysummary=, |chapterurl=, and |lastauthoramp= (help)

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