Bird and bat banding

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ABBBS Database Search: Thalassarche impavida (Campbell Albatross)

Scientific NameThalassarche impavida
FamilyDiomedeidae
SPRAT DatabaseSPRAT Listing

Banding Data

Total Banded101
First BandedApril 1971
Last BandedJuly 2010

Recovery Data

Total Recoveries8
Resightings 
Recovered Only Once8
Distinct Recoveries8
Most Frequent ResightingOnce
First RecoverySeptember 1998
Last RecoveryOctober 2008

Maximum Movement and Elapsed Time Details

Movement Average: 1526 km Maximum: 2477 km
Band NM64183, banded in February 1997 at BULL ROCK, CAMPBELL ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND (-52 deg 33 min, 169 deg 9 min). Recovered after 3 years 5.9 months at TASMAN SEA EAST OF WOLLONGONG, NSW (-34 deg 25 min, 151 deg 0 min) in August 2000 after moving 2477 km. Recovery method: TRAPPED BY HAND OR WITH HANDHELD NET Recovery status: RELEASED ALIVE CARRYING 2 OR MORE BANDS
Elapsed TimeMinimum: Average: 14 years 1.0 months Maximum: 34 years 2.1 months
Band NM25402, banded in April 1971 at BULL ROCK, CAMPBELL ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND (-52 deg 33 min, 169 deg 9 min). Recovered after 34 years 2.1 months at TASMAN SEA EAST OF WOLLONGONG, NSW (-34 deg 25 min, 151 deg 0 min) in June 2005 after moving 2477 km. Recovery method: TRAPPED BY HAND OR WITH HANDHELD NET Recovery status: RELEASED ALIVE CARRYING 2 OR MORE BANDS

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.