Bird and bat banding

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ABBBS Database Search: Puffinus puffinus (Manx Shearwater)

Scientific NamePuffinus puffinus
FamilyProcellariidae
SPRAT DatabaseSPRAT Listing

Banding Data

Total Banded1
First BandedSeptember 1960
Last BandedSeptember 1960

Recovery Data

Total Recoveries1
Resightings 
Recovered Only Once1
Distinct Recoveries1
Most Frequent ResightingOnce
First RecoveryNovember 1961
Last RecoveryNovember 1961

Maximum Movement and Elapsed Time Details

MovementMinimum: 15500 km Average: 15500 km Maximum: 15500 km
Band G2057768, banded in September 1960 at SKOKHOLM ISLAND, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM (51 deg 41 min, -5 deg 17 min). Recovered after 1 year 2.4 months at VENUS BAY, SA (-33 deg 14 min, 134 deg 41 min) in November 1961 after moving 15500 km. Recovery method: FOUND DEAD, CAUSE UNKNOWN Recovery status: WAS DEAD AND THE STATUS OF THE BAND IS UNKNOWN.
Elapsed TimeMinimum: 1 year 2.4 months Average: 1 year 2.4 months Maximum: 1 year 2.4 months
Band G2057768, banded in September 1960 at SKOKHOLM ISLAND, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM (51 deg 41 min, -5 deg 17 min). Recovered after 1 year 2.4 months at VENUS BAY, SA (-33 deg 14 min, 134 deg 41 min) in November 1961 after moving 15500 km. Recovery method: FOUND DEAD, CAUSE UNKNOWN Recovery status: WAS DEAD AND THE STATUS OF THE BAND IS UNKNOWN.

Caveat

This database is designed to provide information on bird and bat species, banded under the auspices of the Australian Bird & Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS) managed by the Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. It has been compiled from a range of sources including information provided by banders and recoveries of banded birds and bats made by members of the public. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no guarantee is given, nor responsibility taken, by the Commonwealth for its accuracy, currency or completeness. The Commonwealth does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the information contained in this database. The information contained in this database does not necessarily represent the views of the Commonwealth. This database is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with.