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Shy, Grey-backed, White-capped or Chatham Islands Albatross

Thalassarche [cauta, steadi, eremita or salvini] (= Thalassarche cauta) (Gould, J 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, J 1841)

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London (1840), Pt8 no.95 p. 177

Protonym:
  Diomedea cauta

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


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  CBF213CC23F92569

Avibase ID:
  avibase-CBF213CC

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/CBF213CC


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 554451

Geographic range:

  • Thalassarche cauta: Breeds Tasmania and adjacent islands
  • Thalassarche steadi: Breeds Auckland Islands
  • Thalassarche salvini: Crozet, Snares and Bounty islands
  • Thalassarche eremita: Chatham Islands
English:
Shy, Grey-backed, White-capped or Chatham Islands Albatross
German:
Tasman-/Salvin-/Chathamalbatros
Spanish:
Albatros Cauto/de Salvin/de Las Chatham
Spanish (Spain):
Albatros cauto/de Salvin/de las Chatham
French:
Albatros à cape blanche, A. des Chatham ou A. de Salvin
Japanese (romaji):
hajiroahoudori/sarubin'ahoudori/chatamuahoudori/chatamuahoudori
Japanese:
ハジロアホウドリ/サルビンアホウドリ/チャタムアホウドリ
Dutch:
Witkapalbatros/Salvins Albatros/Chathamalbatros
Norwegian:
svartflekkalbatross/sølvhodealbatross/chathamalbatross
Polish:
albatros szarodzioby/szarogrzbiety/siwogłowy
Russian:
Белошапочный/Сероспинный альбатрос
Slovak:
albatros bledohlavý/kapucňový/popolavý
Serbian:
Belokapi albatros/Salvinov albatros/albatros sa ostrva Čatam
Swedish:
gråkindad albatross/salvinalbatross/chathamalbatross


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Shy, Grey-backed, White-capped or Chatham Islands Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta, steadi, eremita or salvini])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Shy, Grey-backed, White-capped or Chatham Islands Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta or salvini])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Shy, Grey-backed, White-capped or Chatham Islands Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta or salvini])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Shy, Grey-backed, White-capped or Chatham Islands Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta, steadi, eremita or salvini])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Shy, Grey-backed, White-capped or Chatham Islands Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta, steadi, eremita or salvini])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Shy, Grey-backed, White-capped or Chatham Islands Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta, steadi, eremita or salvini])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Shy, Grey-backed, White-capped or Chatham Islands Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta, steadi, eremita or salvini])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Shy, Grey-backed, White-capped or Chatham Islands Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta, steadi, eremita or salvini])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Shy, Grey-backed, White-capped or Chatham Islands Albatross ( Thalassarche [cauta, steadi, eremita or salvini])
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta/salvini/eremita)
eBird version 1.52:
White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta/salvini/eremita)
eBird version 1.53:
White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta/salvini/eremita)
eBird version 1.54:
White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta/salvini/eremita)
eBird version 1.55:
White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta/salvini/eremita)
eBird version 2015:
White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta/salvini/eremita)
eBird version 2016:
White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta/salvini/eremita)
eBird version 2017:
White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta/salvini/eremita)
eBird version 2018:
White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta/salvini/eremita)
eBird version 2019:
White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta/salvini/eremita)
eBird version 2021:
White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta/salvini/eremita)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
White-capped Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Diomedea cauta [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Diomedea cauta [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Diomedea cauta [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Shy Albatross ( Diomedea cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Shy Albatross ( Thalassarche cauta) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Thalassarche cauta [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Afrikaans: Bloubek/Salvin/Chathamalbatros (-malmok), Bloubekalbatros, Bloubekmalmok
Bulgarian: Белоглав / Чатъмски албатрос / Албатрос на Салвин
Catalan: Albatros tímid
Czech: Albatros belohlavý, albatros šelfový
Danish: Hvidkronet Albatros
German: Scheualbatros, Scheuer Albatros, Scheuer Albatroß, Tasman-/Salvin-/Chathamalbatros, Weißkappenalbatros
English: Gray-backed Albatross, Grey-backed Albatross, Layard's Albatross, Shy Albatross, Shy Mollymawk, Shy Tasmanian Mollymawk, Shy, Chatham Islands or White-capped Albatross, Shy, Grey-backed, White-capped or Chatham Islands Albatross, White-capped Albat, White-capped Albatross, White-capped Molly, White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross
English (Australia): Shy/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross
English, HBW: Shy/White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross
English (IOC): Shy/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross
English (New Zealand): Shy/Salvin's/Chatham Mollymawk
English (United States): White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross
English (South Africa): Shy/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross
Esperanto: Timema albatroso
Spanish: Albatros Cauto/de Salvin/de Las Chatham, Albatros corona blanca, Albatros Corona Blanca/Frente Blanca/las Islas Chatham, Albatros de corona blanca, Albatros de frente blanca, Albatros Frente Blanca, Albatros Frentiblanco
Spanish (Argentine): Albatros corona blanca, Albatros Corona Blanca/Frente Blanca/las Islas Chatham
Spanish (Chile): Albatros de corona blanca, Albatros de frente blanca/Salvin/Chatham
Spanish (Spain): Albatros Cauto/de Salvin/de las Chatham
Spanish (HBW): White-capped/Salvin's/Chatham Albatross
Spanish (Uruguay): Albatros Frente Blanca
Estonian: pagualbatross
Finnish: Isoalbatrossi
French: Albatros à cape blanche, Albatros à cape blanche ou A. de Salvin, Albatros à cape blanche, A. de Salvin ou A. des Chatham, Albatros à cape blanche, A. des Chatham ou A. de Salvin, Albatros à tête blanche, Albatros de Stead, Albatros timide, Albatros timide ou A. des Chatham, Albatros timide, A. des Chatham ou A. de Salvin
Hebrew: אלבטרוס לבן כיפה, אלבטרוס לבן־כיפה, אלבטרוס לבן־כפה, אלבטרוס לבן-כיפה
Hungarian: tasmán albatrosz
Icelandic: Roktrosi
Italian: Albatro cauto, Albatro timido, Albatros cauto, Albatros dal capuccio bianco, berretto bianco
Japanese (romaji): hajiroahoudori, hajiroahoudori/sarubin'ahoudori/chatamuahoudori, hajiroahoudori/sarubin'ahoudori/chatamuahoudori/chatamuahoudori, hashijiroahoudori
Japanese: ハシジロアホウドリ, ハジロアホウドリ, ハジロアホウドリ/サルビンアホウドリ/チャタムアホウドリ, ハジロアホウドリ/サルビンアホウドリ/チャタムアホウドリ/チャタムアホウドリ
Scientific: Diomedea cauta, Diomedea cauta cauta, Thalassarche [cauta or eremita], Thalassarche [cauta or salvini], Thalassarche [cauta, steadi, eremita or salvini], Thalassarche cauta, Thalassarche cauta cauta, Thalassarche cauta/salvini/eremita
Lithuanian: Baltagalvis albatrosas
Dutch: Witkapalbatros, Witkapalbatros/Salvins Albatros/Chathamalbatros
Norwegian: Svartflekkalbatross, svartflekkalbatross/sølvhodealbatross/chathamalbatross
Polish: albatros szarodzioby, albatros szarodzioby/szarogrzbiety/siwogłowy, albatros zmienny
Portuguese: Albatroz-arisco
Portuguese (Brazil): Albatroz-arisco
Portuguese (Portugal): albatroz-arisco/albatroz-de-salvin/albatroz-das-chatham, Albatroz-arisco/Albatroz-de-salvin/Albatroz-das-ilhas-chatham
Russian: Белошапочный альбатрос, Белошапочный/Сероспинный альбатрос
Slovak: Albatros bielohlavý, albatros bledohlavý, albatros bledohlavý/kapucňový/popolavý
Slovenian: plahi albatros
Serbian: Belokapi albatros/Salvinov albatros/albatros sa ostrva Čatam
Swedish: Gråkindad albatross, gråkindad albatross/salvinalbatross/chathamalbatross
Swahili: Albatrosi
Turkish: ak tepeli albatros, Ak-tepeli Albatros, Thalassarche cauta/salvini/eremita
Ukrainian: Альбатрос сірощокий
Chinese: 白顶信天翁
Chinese (Traditional): 白頂信天翁〔灰信天翁〕

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