“An adult Light-mantled Albatross [Phoebetria palpebrata] was found in 29 April 2014 … at Vilatur beach … municipality of Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro. The bird found was quite weak, possibly dehydrated, and unable to take flight. This paper is one of the few documented records of Light-mantled Albatross in Brazil, noting that more records should be published in scientific journals to understand more the distribution and dispersion pattern of this species.”
Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses, photograph by Aleks Terauds
Corrêa, G.V.V. & Pereira, G.A. 2016. Documented record of the Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata (Foster, 1785) from southeastern Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Biology 76: 808-809.
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 06 July 2016