Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Albatrosses :: Short-tailed Albatross
Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus
Described by: Pallas (1769)
Alternate common name(s): Steller's Albatross
Old scientific name(s): Diomedea albatrus
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RangeN. Pacific Ocean;
Breeds in the Izu or Tori Shima Is. (Tsubakuro Point, Tori Shima, 580km s. of Tokyo, Japan) and possibly in the Senkaku Is. (Minami Kojima or South Islet in the sw. Ryukyu Is.). Formerly bred in the s. Ryukyu Is. and n. Bonin Is.
Formerly dispersed to Taiwan, China, Japan, Siberia, the Aleutians, s. Alaska and the Pacific coasts of Canada and the United States as well as the Hawaiian and Leeward (Midway) Is.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer and winter off the Pacific coasts of ALK (six recent records), BCO (one recent record), WAS, ORG (one recent record) and CAL (two recent records). Formerly common before 1900. Most records occur between June and November.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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