Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

A Light-mantled Albatross comes ashore in Brazil

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

Reference:

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

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