Shy Albatross

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Shy Albatross
File:Shy Albatross.png
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Austrodyptornithes
Order: Procellariiformes
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Genus: {{{1}}}
Species: T. cauta
Binomial name
Thalassarche cauta
(Gould, 1841)[2]
Over pelagic waters off the south east coast of Tasmania

The Shy Albatross or Shy Mollymawk, Thalassarche cauta, is a medium sized albatross that breeds off Australia and New Zealand's sub-Antarctic islands and ranges extensively across the Southern Ocean. Some authorities call this species the White-capped Albatross.[3]

Other names[edit]

White-capped Albatross, Mollymauk[4].

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References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2008). Thalassarche cauta. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 18 Feb 2009.
  2. ^ Brands, Sheila (Aug 14 2008). "Systema Naturae 2000 / Classification - Diomedea subg. Thalassogeron -". Project: The Taxonomicon. Retrieved 18 Feb 2009. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Remsen Jr., J. V. (28 Feb 2008). "Proposal (#255) to South American Classification Committee : Follow-up to Proposal 155: Split Thalassarche cauta into three species". South American Classification Committee. American Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 18 Feb 2009. {{cite web}}: Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  4. ^ Terres, John K. (1980). The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ISBN 0394466519.

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