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Snowy, Amsterdam Island, Tristan, Antipodean or Gibson's Albatross

Diomedea [exulans or amsterdamensis] (= Diomedea exulans) Linnaeus, C 1758

The wandering albatross, snowy albatross, white-winged albatross or goonie is a large seabird from the family Diomedeidae, which has a circumpolar range in the Southern Ocean. It was the last species of albatross to be described, and was long considered the same species as the Tristan albatross and the Antipodean albatross. A few authors still consider them all subspecies of the same species. The SACC has a proposal on the table to split this species, and BirdLife International has already split it. Together with the Amsterdam albatross, it forms the wandering albatross species complex. The wandering albatross is one of the two largest members of the genus Diomedea, being similar in size to the southern royal albatross. It is one of the largest, best known, and most studied species of bird in the world. It has the greatest known wingspan of any living bird, and is also one of the most far-ranging birds. Some individual wandering albatrosses are known to circumnavigate the Southern Ocean three times, covering more than 120,000 km (75,000 mi), in one year. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Procellariiformes
Family:
  Diomedeidae
Genus:
   Diomedea
Scientific:
  Diomedea exulans


Original description

Citation:
  Linnaeus, C 1758

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.132

Protonym:
  Diomedea exulans

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727037


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  47BA9D539A875B8D

Avibase ID:
  avibase-47BA9D53

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/47BA9D53


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174525

Geographic range:

  • Diomedea exulans: Southern oceans in South Georgia area
  • Diomedea dabbenena: Breeds Tristan da Cunha group (Gough, Inaccessible, and, formerly, Tristan da Cunha), South Atlantic; ranges at sea at least in South Atlantic and southwestern Indian Oceans
  • Diomedea antipodensis: Breeds Antipodes Islands and (small numbers) Campbell Island (New Zealand); ranges at sea at least to Tasman Sea east across southern Pacific Ocean
  • Diomedea gibsoni: Breeds Auckland Islands (New Zealand); ranges at sea at least from Tasman Sea to mid Pacific Ocean
  • Diomedea amsterdamensis: Breeds Amsterdam I. (French subantarctic islands)
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English:
Snowy, Amsterdam Island, Tristan, Antipodean or Gibson's Albatross
French:
Albatros hurleur ou A. d'Amsterdam


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Snowy, Amsterdam Island, Tristan, Antipodean or Gibson's Albatross ( Diomedea [exulans or amsterdamensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Snowy, Amsterdam Island, Tristan, Antipodean or Gibson's Albatross ( Diomedea [exulans or amsterdamensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Snowy, Amsterdam Island, Tristan, Antipodean or Gibson's Albatross ( Diomedea [exulans or amsterdamensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Snowy, Amsterdam Island, Tristan, Antipodean or Gibson's Albatross ( Diomedea [exulans or amsterdamensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Snowy, Amsterdam Island, Tristan, Antipodean or Gibson's Albatross ( Diomedea [exulans or amsterdamensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Snowy, Amsterdam Island, Tristan, Antipodean or Gibson's Albatross ( Diomedea [exulans or amsterdamensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Snowy, Amsterdam Island, Tristan, Antipodean or Gibson's Albatross ( Diomedea [exulans or amsterdamensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Snowy, Amsterdam Island, Tristan, Antipodean or Gibson's Albatross ( Diomedea [exulans or amsterdamensis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Snowy, Amsterdam Island, Tristan, Antipodean or Gibson's Albatross ( Diomedea [exulans or amsterdamensis])
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Albatros hurleur ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
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eBird version 2022:
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
Wandering Albatross ( Diomedea exulans) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Diomedea exulans [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Diomedea exulans [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Diomedea exulans [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Diomedea exulans [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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Afrikaans: Grootalbatros, Grootalbatros (-malmok), Grootmalmok
Bulgarian: Странстващ албатрос
Catalan: Albatros viatger
Czech: Albatros stehovavý, albatros stěhovavý
Danish: Vandre/Tristan/Antipodean/Gibson's/Amsterdam Albatros, Vandrealbatros
German: Kapschaf, Wanderalbatros
English: Snowy, Amsterdam Island, Tristan, Antipodean or Gibson's Albatross, Wandering Albatross
English, HBW: wandering albatross sp.
English (IOC): wandering albatross sp.
English (United States): Wandering Albatross
English (South Africa): Wandering/Tristan/Antipodean/Gibson's/Amsterdam Albatross
Esperanto: Vagalbatroso
Spanish: Albatros errante, Albatros Viajero
Spanish (Argentine): Albatros errante
Spanish (Chile): Albatros errante
Spanish (Spain): Albatros Viajero
Spanish (HBW): Albatros viajero
Spanish (Panama): Albatros Errante
Spanish (Uruguay): Albatros Errante, Albatros Viajero
Estonian: rändalbatross
Finnish: Jättiläisalbatrossi
French: Albatros hurleur, Albatros hurleur ou A. d'Amsterdam
Hebrew: אלבטרוס נודד
Croatian: Albatros lutalica
Hungarian: vándoralbatrosz
Icelandic: Hrímtrosi
Italian: Albatro urlatore, Albatro urlatore atlantico, Albatros urlatore
Japanese (romaji): watari ahō-dori, watariahoudori, Watari-ahoudori
Japanese: ワタリアホウドリ
Japanese (Kanji): 渡り信天翁, 渡り阿房鳥
Scientific: Diomedea [exulans or amsterdamensis], Diomedea chionoptera, Diomedea chionoptera alexanderi, Diomedea dabbenena, Diomedea exulans, Diomedea exulans exulans, Diomedea exulans rohui, Diomedea exulans westralis
Lithuanian: Albatrosas klajoklis, Paprastasis albatrosas, Paprastasis/Tristano albatrosas
Maori: Toroa
Dutch: Grote Albatros, Reuzenalbatros
Norwegian Nynorsk: Vandrealbatross
Norwegian: Vandrealbatross
Polish: albatros wedrowny, albatros wędrowny
Pinyin: piāobó xìntiānwēng
Portuguese: albatroz, albatroz-errante, Albatroz-gigante, albatroz-viageiro, gaivotão
Portuguese (Brazil): albatroz, albatroz-errante, Albatroz-gigante, albatroz-viageiro, gaivotão
Portuguese (Portugal): albatroz-errante, Albatroz-viajante
Russian: Странствующий альбатрос, Страснтвующий Альбатрос
Slovak: albatros sťahovavý
Slovenian: klateški albatros
Serbian: Albatros lutalica
Swedish: Vandringsalbatross, vandringsalbatross/tristanalbatross/antipodalbatross/amsterdamalbatross
Turkish: Gezgin Albatros
Ukrainian: Альбатрос мандрівний
Chinese: 漂泊信天翁
Chinese (Traditional): 漂泊信天翁

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