SHY ALBATROSS

(Diomedea cauta - also called Thalassarche cauta)

Possible splits

Tasmanian Albatross (Thalassarche cauta)
White-capped Albatross (Thalassarche steadi)- possibly same as nominate race
Chatham Albatross (Thalassarche eremita) - does not visit SA
Salvin's Albatross (Thalassarche salvini) does not visit SA

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Roberts VI / VII 11.1 / 490
Clements 2000 10.0110
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
10-10
 
A large bird (90 cm to 100 cm) found in the southern oceans. 
A fairly common non breeding visitor to SA. It lives off squid and fish.

List of Stamps showing Shy Albatross

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Species

New Zealand 0947   1970 2c Chatham
Samoa 0803 0691 1988 $20 Possibly Salvin's