Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Albatrosses :: Royal Albatross
Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora
Described by: Lesson (1825)
Alternate common name(s): Northern Royal Albatross, Southern Royal Albatross
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeS. Pacific Ocean and ex. sw. Atlantic Ocean;
(1) Breeds at Chatham Is. and se. New Zealand, South Island, Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula near Dunedin.
(2) Breeds on Auckland (Enderby Is.) and Campbell Is.
Dispersal range is poorly known due to confusion with the Wandering Albatross, but disperses widely in s. oceans to se. Australia (Cape Howe, New South Wales to Coff's Harbor, Victoria off Portland), Tasmania, New Zealand (North and South Islands), Chile (Arica), s. Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, s. Brazil (Sao Paulo).
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Kiwi Wildlife Tours
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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