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Shy or White-capped Albatross

Thalassarche [cauta or steadi] (= 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:
  87797B4724F5DC9E

Avibase ID:
  avibase-87797B47

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/87797B47


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554451

Geographic range:

  • Thalassarche cauta: Breeds Tasmania and adjacent islands
  • Thalassarche steadi: Breeds Auckland Islands
English:
Shy or White-capped Albatross
French:
Albatros à cape blanche ou A. de Stead


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Diomedea cauta)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Diomedea cauta)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Diomedea cauta)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Diomedea cauta)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
White-capped Albatross ( Diomedea cauta)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Diomedea cauta)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Diomedea cauta)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Shy or White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta or steadi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Shy or White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta or steadi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Shy or White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta or steadi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Shy or White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta or steadi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Shy or White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta or steadi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Shy or White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta or steadi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Shy or White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta or steadi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Shy or White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta or steadi])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Shy or White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta or steadi])
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Albatros à cape blanche ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Albatros à cape blanche ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Diomedea cauta cauta [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Diomedea cauta cauta [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Thalassarche cauta [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Thalassarche [cauta, steadi, eremita or salvini]

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Afrikaans: Bloubekalbatros (-malmok), Bloubekmalmok, Bloubekmalmok (Bloubekalbatros)
Arabic: قطرس خجول
Bulgarian: Белоглав албатрос
Breton: Albatroz abaf
Catalan: Albatros de casquet blanc, Albatros tímid
Czech: albatros šelfový
Welsh: Albatros swil
Danish: Hvidkronet Albatros
German: Tasmanalbatros, Weißkappenalbatros
Greek: Δειλό Άλμπατρος, Ντρoπαλό άλμπατρoς
English: Shy Albatross, Shy or White-capped Albatross, White-capped Albatross
English (Australia): Shy Albatross
English, HBW: Shy/White-capped Albatross
English (IOC): Shy Albatross
English (Kenya): Shy Albatross
English (New Zealand): Shy Mollymawk
English (United States): White-capped Albatross
English (South Africa): Shy Albatross
Esperanto: Timema albatroso
Spanish: Albatros cauto, Albatros Corona Blanca, Albatros de corona blanca, Albatros Frente Blanca, Albatros Frentiblanco
Spanish (Argentine): Albatros corona blanca
Spanish (Chile): Albatros de corona blanca, Albatros de frente blanca
Spanish (Spain): Albatros Cauto
Spanish (HBW): Albatros cauto
Spanish (Uruguay): Albatros Corona Blanca, Albatros Frente Blanca
Estonian: pagualbatross
Finnish: isoalbatrossi
French: Albatros à cape blanche, Albatros à cape blanche ou A. de Stead, Albatros timide, Albatros timide ou A. à cape blanche
Frisian: Wytkapalbatros
Irish: Alabatras cúthail
Galician: Albatros arisco
Hebrew: אלבטרוס לבן-כיפה
Croatian: plahi albatros
Hungarian: Fehérsapkás albatrosz, tasmán albatrosz, Tasman-tengeri albatrosz
Icelandic: Roktrosi
Italian: Albatro cauto, Albatros cauto
Japanese (romaji): hajiroahoudori
Japanese: ハシジロアホウドリ, ハジロアホウドリ
Scientific: Diomedea cauta, Diomedea cauta cauta, Diomedella cauta rohui, Diomedella cauta wallaca, Thalassarche [cauta or steadi], Thalassarche cauta, Thalassarche cauta cauta, Thalassarche cauta steadi
Lithuanian: Baltagalvis albatrosas, baltakepuris albatrosas
Latvian: biklais albatross
Macedonian: Белокрилест албатрос
Dutch: Witkapalbatros
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svartflekkalbatross
Norwegian: Svartflekkalbatross
Polish: albatros szarodzioby
Portuguese: Albatroz-arisco, albatroz-de-coroa-branca
Portuguese (Brazil): Albatroz-arisco, albatroz-de-coroa-branca
Portuguese (Portugal): Albatroz-arisco
Rhaeto-Romance: Albatros dal chapitsch alv
Romanian: Albatros cu moţ alb
Russian: Белошапочный альбатрос, Осторожный альбатрос
Northern Sami: Čáhppesdielkoalbatrossa
Slovak: Albatros bielohlavý, albatros bledohlavý
Slovenian: plahi albatros
Serbian: Belokrili albatros
Swedish: Gråkindad albatross
Swahili: Albatrosi
Turkish: ak tepeli albatros, Mahçup Albatros
Ukrainian: Альбатрос сірощокий
Chinese: 白顶信天翁
Chinese (Traditional): 白頂信天翁〔灰信天翁〕

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