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ABBBS Database Search: Thalassarche chrysostoma (Grey-headed Albatross)

Scientific NameThalassarche chrysostoma
SPRAT DatabaseSPRAT Listing

Banding Data

Total Banded1728
First BandedOctober 1954
Last BandedMarch 2014

Recovery Data

Total Recoveries42
Recovered Only Once40
Distinct Recoveries41
Most Frequent Resighting2 times
First RecoveryOctober 1965
Last RecoveryJune 2014

Maximum Movement and Elapsed Time Details

Movement Average: 1833 km Maximum: 8857 km
Band 12139345, banded in December 1995 at MACQUARIE ISLAND, TAS (-54 deg 30 min, 158 deg 55 min). Recovered after 5.8 months at AT SEA SOUTHERN ATLANTIC OCEAN (-41 deg 59 min, 11 deg 11 min) in June 1996 after moving 8857 km. Recovery method: CAUGHT ON LONGLINE Recovery status: WAS DEAD AND THE BAND WAS REMOVED.
Elapsed TimeMinimum: 0.2 month Average: 9 years 7.4 months Maximum: 47 years 2.0 months
Band U6837205, banded in April 1963 at BIRD IS STH GEORGIA STH ATLANTIC-ANT USA (-54 deg 0 min, -38 deg 2 min). Recovered after 47 years 2.0 months at GOOLWA BEACH, SA (-35 deg 31 min, 138 deg 46 min) in June 2010 after moving 7518 km. Recovery method: FOUND BEACHWASHED OR FLOATING IN SEA OR FRESHWATER 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.