from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of large sea birds, including the albatross. See albatross.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of the subfamily Diomedeinæ, containing most of the albatrosses. D. exulans and D. brachyura are characteristic examples. See cut under albatross.


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  • Scandola Nature Reserve contains a rich pelagic, sedentary and migrant fauna including several dozen pairs of shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmareti, peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus, three or four pairs of osprey Pandion haliaetus and Eleonora falcon Falco eleonorae with Cory's shearwater Puffinus diomedea and Audouin's gull Larus audouinii (R) occurring in the littoral zone.

    Scandola Nature Reserve & Capes Girolata and Porto, France

  • Here, we investigated the demographic consequences of predator eradication for Cory's shearwater Calonectris diomedea, breeding in the Mediterranean, using a population model that integrates demographic rates estimated from individual life-history information with experimental measures of predation and habitat structure.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science


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