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Short-tailed Albatross (1 Viewer)


missing the neotropics
Sounds very weird, because the species was reduced to literally handful of individuals because of hunting.

I also guess that 'assortative pairing' may be an artifact of immigrating birds being younger, or one island being less suitable habitat, to which lower-quality birds are permanently pushed out.
I believe that the Senkaku birds were "rediscovered" after the Torishima birds, and had also survived, undetected, as a distinct population. Agree with the rest of your comment though.

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