Southern Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora)

Taxonomy

Closely-related to Northern Royal Albatross and until recently considered conspecific. Hybrids between the two are uncommon but have occurred at Taiaroa Head, Otago, New Zealand.


 

Identification

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Where and When

The bulk of the population nest on Campbell Island (2,300-7,800 pairs) with smaller numbers on the Auckland Island (~50 pairs) and occasionally with Northern Royals on Taiaroa Head on New Zealand's South Island.
 

Literature

Gales R. (1998) Albatross populations: status and threats. In 'Albatross Biology and Conservation'. (Eds. Robertson, G. and Gales, R.) Chp 3, p 20-45. Surrey Beatty and Sons Ltd.



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