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PlumaDe variation and hybridization in Black-footed and Laysan Albatrosses

@inproceedings{McKee2009PlumaDeVA,
  title={PlumaDe variation and hybridization in Black-footed and Laysan Albatrosses},
  author={T. J. McKee and Peter Pyle},
  year={2009}
}
INTRODUCTION Black-footed (Phoebastria nigripes) and Laysan (P. immutabilis) Albatrosses nest side by side in dense island colonies. Their breeding populations center in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands, with smaller colonies scattered across the subtropical North Pacific. Both species visit nutrient-rich waters off the west coast of North America throughout the year to forage. Black-footeds concentrate in coastal waters from northern California tosouthern Alaska, while Laysans frequent more… 

Plumage and bill abnormalities in albatross chicks on Marion Island

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Two cases of leucism and three cases of ‘bent-beak syndrome’ in Grey-headed Albatross chicks, and one case of ’bent- beak syndrome' in a Light-mantled Albatoss Phoebetria palpebrata chick are reported on.

Rape and the prevalence of hybrids in broadly sympatric species: a case study using albatrosses

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Evidence is presented that heterospecific rape may be the source of hybrids between Black-footed and Laysan Albatrosses and that the siring asymmetry found in the authors' hybrids has long persisted.

Primer informe de leucismo en la paloma de collar Streptopelia decaocto (Columbiformes), especie exótica en México

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