First breeding record of the light-mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) for the maritime Antarctic


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The light-mantled sooty albatross is a medium-sized albatross with a circumpolar distribution in the Southern Ocean. The known breeding sites are restricted to Islands in sub-Antarctic latitudes close to the Antarctic convergence between 46° and 53°S. In the austral summer season 2008/2009 we discovered a new breeding colony with at least two confirmed and three probable nests at Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica (62°12′S, 59°01′W). The new breeding colony of light-mantled sooty albatross described here represents the southernmost breeding place of any albatross species ever recorded.



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DOI 10.1007/s00300-009-0705-3

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Lisovski, S. , Pavel, V. , Weidinger, K. and Peter, H. U. (2009): First breeding record of the light-mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) for the maritime Antarctic , Polar Biology, 32 (12), pp. 1811-1813 . doi: 10.1007/s00300-009-0705-3


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