Breeding-site vagrancy and hybridization in albatrosses

@article{Phillips2018BreedingsiteVA,
  title={Breeding-site vagrancy and hybridization in albatrosses},
  author={Richard A. Phillips and John E. Cooper and Theresa M. Burg},
  journal={Ibis},
  year={2018}
}
A juvenile Tristan albatross (Diomedea dabbenena) on land at the Crozet Islands
Albatrosses and other seabirds are generally highly philopatric, returning to natal colonies when they achieve breeding age. This is not universal, however, and cases of extraordinary vagrancy are
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