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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Diomedea salvini, Rothschild. (Salvin's Albatros.)

Diomedea salvini, Rothschild. (Salvin's Albatros.)

On the same unimpeachable authority, Mr. Rothschild has renamed the bird which has hitherto been known to us as Diomedea cauta, and has referred it to the genus Thalassogeron. The type of Gould's T. cautus is in the British Museum, and the present form is distinguished thus: Similis Th. cauto, sed rostro multo minore, ad basin minus elevato, plumbescente nec albido, tarsis et digitis brevioribus quoque dignoscendus. He adds, "In coloration this species is apparently greyer on the head and neck, the dark loral mark in front of the eye being very conspicuous."