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Royal Albatross -- Diomedea epomophora More
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William V Ward
22 Feb 1972 at 12:01

    Geography
  • New Zealand
    Locality
  • Taiaroa Head; Otago Peninsula
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -45.7666667   170.7333333
    Elevation
  • 80 meters
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  • NAGRA III
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  • Altec 688A
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NOTES: Breeding status: TERRITORIAL PAIRED; AS I HAD FAILED TO TAPE NEST RELIEF I PLACED MIKE BESIDE THIS PAIR WHICH HAD NOT CHANGED OVER FOR 3 DAYS. I WAITED FOR 3 MORE DAYS: CHANGE OVER OCCURED ON THE SIXTH DAY. MIKE CABLE IS 50 FT LONG. MALE FLEW IN SILENTLY LANDING ON ONE OF THE P 2 ADULT(S); 1 NESTLING(S); MALE(S); FEMALE(S); Sex: UNKNOWNATHS CUT (BY RANGER) THROUGH THE GRASS AND WALKED QUIETLY TO THE NEST. USUALLY THE BIRD ON THE NEST WILL GIVE THE 'SKY CALL' BUT THIS DID NOT. MALE WALKED AROUND THE NEST GIVING 'YAPPING' CALLS (SEE LNS 9230) AND AN OCCASIONAL SKY CALL. CHANGE OVER TO

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