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Diomedea amsterdamensis (Amsterdam Island Albatross)

Synonyms: Diomedea exulans amsterdamensis

Wikipedia Abstract

The Amsterdam albatross or Amsterdam Island albatross, Diomedea amsterdamensis, is a huge albatross which breeds only on Amsterdam Island in the southern Indian Ocean. It was only described in 1983, and was thought by some researchers to be a sub-species of the wandering albatross, D. exulans. BirdLife International and the IOC recognize it as a species, James Clements does not, and the SACC has a proposal on the table to split the species.
View Wikipedia Record: Diomedea amsterdamensis

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Diomedea amsterdamensis

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
8
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
72
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.76178
EDGE Score: 4.8218

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  14.43 lbs (6.55 kg)
Migration [2]  Intraoceanic
Top 100 Endangered [3]  Yes

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Amsterdam and Saint-Paul Islands temperate grasslands France Afrotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands  

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Plateau des Tourbières French Southern Territories A1, A4ii  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Plateau des Tourbières French Southern Territories  

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605 2Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM 3Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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