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Grey-headed Albatross project

Researcher/s: Andy G Wood, , ,

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Species: Grey-headed Albatross (Mollymawk) (Thalassarche chrysostoma)
Location: Bird Island, South Georgia, Ocean, World Wide
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Ring Type: Legring: Engraved colour rings
Colour Combination: Engraved colour rings


Colour ring with a three alpha-numeric code. note 1 : the British Antarctic Survey ringed a number of seabird-species at their station of Bird island, South Georgia. note 2 : used colours are white, orange, blue, yellow. note 3 : some birds may be carrying additional devices including Argos Ptts, GPS loggers and geolocators.