Bird and bat banding

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ABBBS Database Search: Macronectes halli (Northern Giant-Petrel)

Scientific NameMacronectes halli
SPRAT DatabaseSPRAT Listing

Banding Data

Total Banded11717
First BandedMarch 1955
Last BandedJanuary 2014

Recovery Data

Total Recoveries506
Recovered Only Once468
Distinct Recoveries486
Most Frequent Resighting3 times
First RecoveryFebruary 1967
Last RecoveryAugust 2014

Maximum Movement and Elapsed Time Details

Movement Average: 1783 km Maximum: 10846 km
Band 13016185, banded in January 1973 at MACQUARIE ISLAND, TAS (-54 deg 35 min, 158 deg 55 min). Recovered after 1 year 10.8 months at HENTIES BAII NAMIBIA (-22 deg 6 min, 14 deg 17 min) in November 1974 after moving 10846 km. Recovery method: FOUND BEACHWASHED OR FLOATING IN SEA OR FRESHWATER Recovery status: WAS DEAD AND THE BAND WAS REMOVED.
Elapsed Time Average: 8 years 9.2 months Maximum: 34 years 5.3 months
Band 13133119, banded in January 1977 at EAGLE POINT, MACQUARIE ISLAND, TAS (-54 deg 31 min, 158 deg 51 min). Recovered after 34 years 5.3 months at MACQUARIE ISLAND, TAS (-54 deg 30 min, 158 deg 55 min) in June 2011 after moving 5 km. Recovery method: UNINTENTIONALLY POISONED BY BAIT FOR OTHER ANIMALS Recovery status: WAS DEAD AND THE BAND WAS REMOVED.


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.