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1 March 2014 Fifty One Degrees and 14 Years of Separation: a Trans-Atlantic Recapture of a Banded Leach's Storm-Petrel
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A Leach's Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa) initially banded on Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain in October 1995 was recaptured on Bon Portage Island off the south tip of Nova Scotia, Canada in August 2009, 13 years and 10 months later, and some 4,660 km and 51° longitude away. Recoveries on breeding areas of seabirds that were originally banded on wintering areas are exceedingly rare. This record appears to constitute the first winter-summer recapture of a Leach's Storm-Petrel.

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Ingrid L. Pollet, M. Barry Lancaster, Holly L. Lightfoot, Emma J. Vaasjo, and Dave Shutler "Fifty One Degrees and 14 Years of Separation: a Trans-Atlantic Recapture of a Banded Leach's Storm-Petrel," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126(1), 166-169, (1 March 2014). https://doi.org/10.1676/13-116.1
Published: 1 March 2014
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