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Replaced outdated "oldest albatross" statement[edit]

I replaced a sourced statement statement that said:

... the oldest recorded [albatross] being a northern royal albatross that was ringed as an adult and survived for another 51 years, giving it an estimated age of 61.

with a description of Wisdom (albatross), who was tagged 51 years ago and is currently 66. I used two National Geographic articles as sources as I was in hurry, but I encourage addition of more diverse references. For the record, the previous statement's source was:

<ref>{{cite journal | doi = 10.1071/MU9930269 | last1 = Robertson | first1 = C.J.R. | year = 1993 | title = Survival and longevity of the Northern Royal Albatross ''Diomedea epomophora sanfordi'' at Taiaroa Head" 1937–93 | journal = Emu | volume = 93 | issue = 4| pages = 269–276 }}</ref>

~ Jeff Q (talk) 09:27, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

I also removed the sentence following the earlier text:
Given that most albatross ringing projects are considerably younger than that, it is thought likely that other species will prove to live at least as long.
Without an explicit source, it sounds more like an deduction (see WP:SYNTHESIS), and doesn't seem to jibe with the sourced text on Wisdom the albatross. If someone has access to the Robertson work in Emu cited above, perhaps they see if it contains a similar statement, and rephrase the old text to fit the update. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 09:46, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
It was from Tickell or Brooke, if memory serves (it's been a while since I wrote this). 'll try and find it again, but I don't have all the books I had over a decade ago. Sabine's Sunbird talk 18:16, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

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