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Shy Albatross

Thalassarche cauta (Gould, 1841)

The shy albatross, also known as shy mollymawk,, is a medium-sized albatross that breeds on three remote islands off the coast of Tasmania, Australia, in the southern Indian Ocean. Its lifespan is about 60 years, and it has been seen as far afield as South Africa and the Pacific coast of the United States. As of June 2020, the species is listed as "Endangered" in Australia; there are thought to be 15,000 pairs of shy albatross left. It is Australia's only endemic albatross. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Procellariiformes
Family:
  Diomedeidae
Genus:
   Thalassarche
Scientific:
  Thalassarche cauta


Original description

Citation:
  (Gould, 1841)

Reference:
  Proc.Zool.Soc.London(1840) p. 177

Protonym:
  Diomedea cauta

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30571616


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  3B6E922E40E7D3A4

Avibase ID:
  avibase-3B6E922E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3B6E922E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554451


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Thalassarche cauta: Breeds Tasmania and adjacent islands
English:
Shy Albatross
Catalan:
Albatros tímid
German:
Tasmanalbatros
Spanish:
Albatros cauto
Finnish:
isoalbatrossi
French:
Albatros à cape blanche
Hungarian:
tasmán albatrosz
Italian:
Albatros cauto
Japanese (romaji):
hajiroahoudori
Dutch:
Witkapalbatros
Portuguese:
Albatroz-arisco
Ukrainian:
Альбатрос сірощокий
Chinese:
白顶信天翁
Chinese (Traditional):
白頂信天翁〔灰信天翁〕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
Diomedea cauta cauta
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
Diomedea cauta cauta
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
Diomedea cauta cauta
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
Diomedea cauta cauta
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
Diomedea cauta cauta
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
Diomedea cauta cauta
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
Diomedea cauta cauta
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
White-capped Albatross (cauta) ( Thalassarche cauta cauta) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
White-capped Albatross (cauta) ( Thalassarche cauta cauta) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
White-capped Albatross (cauta) ( Thalassarche cauta cauta) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
White-capped Albatross (cauta) ( Thalassarche cauta cauta) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
White-capped Albatross (cauta) ( Thalassarche cauta cauta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Diomedea cauta cauta [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Diomedea cauta cauta [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Thalassarche cauta cauta [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Thalassarche [cauta or steadi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Bloubekalbatros (-malmok) (Bloubek), Bloubekalbatros (-malmok) (cauta), Bloubekmalmok
Arabic: قطرس خجول (cauta)
Azerbaijani: ağpapaq albatros
Bulgarian: Белоглав албатрос (ssp. cauta)
Catalan: Albatros tímid
Czech: albatros šelfový, albatros šelfový (ssp. cauta)
Danish: Hvidkronet Albatros, Hvidkronet Albatros (ssp. cauta)
German: Tasmanalbatros, Tasmanalbatros (cauta), Weißkappenalbatros
Greek: Δειλό Άλμπατρος (cauta)
English: Layard's Albatross, Shy Albatross, Tasmanian Shy Albatross, White-capped Albatross, White-capped Albatross (cauta), White-capped Molly
English (Australia): Shy Albatross, Shy Albatross (Shy)
English, HBW: Shy Albatross
English (IOC): Shy Albatross (cauta)
English (Kenya): Shy Albatross, Shy Albatross (cauta)
English (New Zealand): Shy Mollymawk, Shy Mollymawk (cauta)
English (United States): White-capped Albatross (cauta)
English (South Africa): Shy Albatross, Shy Albatross (Shy)
Esperanto: blankkapa albatroso, Singarda albatroso
Spanish: Albatros cauto, Albatros Cauto (cauta), Albatros de corona blanca, Albatros Frente Blanca, Albatros Frentiblanco
Spanish (Argentine): Albatros corona blanca, Albatros Corona Blanca (cauta)
Spanish (Chile): Albatros de corona blanca, Albatros de frente blanca (cauta)
Spanish (Spain): Albatros Cauto, Albatros Cauto (cauta)
Spanish (Uruguay): Albatros Corona Blanca (Subesp. cauta), Albatros Frente Blanca
Estonian: pagualbatross
Finnish: isoalbatrossi
French: Albatros à cape blanche, Albatros à cape blanche (cauta), Albatros à cape blanche (timide), Albatros timide
Hebrew: אלבטרוס לבן-כיפה, אלבטרוס לבן-כיפה (אוסטרלי)
Hungarian: tasmán albatrosz
Icelandic: Roktrosi, Roktrosi (cauta)
Italian: Albatro cauto, Albatros cauto
Japanese (romaji): hajiroahoudori, hajiroahoudori (cauta)
Japanese: ハシジロアホウドリ, ハジロアホウドリ (cauta), ハジロアホウドリ(cauta)
Kazakh: ақбас альбатрос
Kirghiz: ак тобо альбатросу
Scientific: Diomedea cauta, Diomedea cauta cauta, Thalassarche cauta, Thalassarche cauta cauta, Thalassarche cauta layardi, Thalassogeron layardi
Lithuanian: Baltagalvis albatrosas, Baltakepuris albatrosas (cauta)
Latvian: biklais albatross
Dutch: Witkapalbatros
Norwegian: Svartflekkalbatross, svartflekkalbatross (cauta)
Polish: albatros szarodzioby, albatros szarodzioby (cauta)
Portuguese: Albatroz-arisco
Portuguese (Brazil): Albatroz-arisco, albatroz-arisco (cauta)
Portuguese (Portugal): Albatroz-arisco, albatroz-arisco (cauta)
Russian: Белошапочный альбатрос, Белошапочный альбатрос (cauta)
Slovak: Albatros bielohlavý, albatros bledohlavý, albatros bledohlavý (skup.)
Slovenian: plahi albatros
Serbian: Belokapi albatros (cauta)
Swedish: Gråkindad albatross, gråkindad albatross (cauta)
Swahili: Albatrosi
Turkish: ak tepeli albatros, Mahçup albatros (cauta)
Ukrainian: Альбатрос сірощокий
Chinese: 白顶信天翁
Chinese (Traditional): 白頂信天翁〔灰信天翁〕

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