The beached albatross and its colour band, photographs by Fernando Farias
According to a report recently received from SAFRING the bird was banded as an adult with plastic colour band Red B91 and South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING) metal band 8-79025 near Hottentot Gulch on Tristan da Cunha in the mid-South Atlantic on 11 October 2009. The distance between banding and recovery localities is 3538 km, with an elapsed time of four years and 11 months (1806 days).
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatrosses regularly occur in Brazilian waters (click here).
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 20 January 2015