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Southern Royal Albatross

Diomedea epomophora Lesson, 1825

The southern royal albatross is a large seabird from the albatross family. At an average wingspan of above 3 m (9.8 ft), it is one of the two largest species of albatross, together with the wandering albatross. Recent studies indicate that the southern royal albatross may, on average, be somewhat larger than the wandering albatross in mass and have a similar wingspan, although other sources indicate roughly similar size for the two species and the wandering species may have a larger average wingspan in some colonies. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  Lesson, 1825

Reference:
  Ann.Sci.Nat. p.95

Protonym:
  Diomedaea epomophora

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/5752693


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  4D8C9B9731282B9B

Avibase ID:
  avibase-4D8C9B97

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/4D8C9B97


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174524


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Diomedea epomophora: Campbell and Auckland islands; ranges circumpolar s oceans
English:
Southern Royal Albatross
Catalan:
Albatros reial meridional
Czech:
albatros královský
Danish:
Kongealbatros
German:
Königsalbatros
Spanish:
Albatros real meridional
Finnish:
kuningasalbatrossi
French:
Albatros royal
Croatian:
kraljevski albatros
Hungarian:
királyalbatrosz
Icelandic:
Brimtrosi
Italian:
Albatros reale del sud
Japanese (romaji):
roiaruahoudori
Japanese:
ミナミシロアホウドリ
Lithuanian:
Karališkasis albatrosas
Dutch:
Zuidelijke Koningsalbatros
Norwegian:
Kongealbatross
Polish:
albatros królewski
Portuguese:
Albatroz-real
Portuguese (Brazil):
albatroz-real
Russian:
Королевский альбатрос
Slovak:
albatros kráľovský
Serbian:
Kraljevski albatros
Swedish:
sydlig kungsalbatross
Ukrainian:
Альбатрос королівський
Chinese:
皇信天翁
Chinese (Traditional):
南方皇家信天翁


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Royal Albatross (Southern) ( Diomedea epomophora epomophora) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Royal Albatross (Southern) ( Diomedea epomophora epomophora) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Royal Albatross (Southern) ( Diomedea epomophora epomophora) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Royal Albatross (Southern) ( Diomedea epomophora epomophora) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Royal Albatross (Southern) ( Diomedea epomophora epomophora) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Royal Albatross (Southern) ( Diomedea epomophora epomophora) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Royal Albatross (Southern) ( Diomedea epomophora epomophora) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Royal Albatross (Southern) ( Diomedea epomophora epomophora) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Royal Albatross (Southern) ( Diomedea epomophora epomophora) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Royal Albatross (Southern) ( Diomedea epomophora epomophora) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Royal Albatross (Southern) ( Diomedea epomophora epomophora) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Southern Royal Albatross ( Diomedea epomophora) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Diomedea epomophora epomophora [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Diomedea epomophora [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Diomedea [epomophora or sanfordi] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Abkhazian: аҞралтә Альбатрос
Afrikaans: Koningmalmok, Koningmalmok (Witvlerkkoningalbatros), Witvlerkkoningalbatros, Witvlerkkoningalbatros (-malmok)
Azerbaijani: kral albatrosu
Belarusian: Каралеўскі альбатрос
Bulgarian: Кралски албатрос, Кралски албатрос (ssp. epomophora)
Bengali: দচ􀇘মণ যাজকীয় িঅরফাট্র঳
Bengali (transliteration): dakṣiṇē rājakīẏa ālabāṭrasa*
Breton: Albatroz roueel
Catalan: Albatros reial, Albatros reial meridional
Czech: albatros královský
Chuvash: король альбатросĕ
Welsh: Albatros brenhinol
Danish: Kongealbatros
German: Königsalbatros, Königsalbatros (epomophora), Südkönigsalbatros
Greek: Βασιλικό άλμπατρoς
English: Royal Albatross, Royal Albatross (Southern), Southern Royal Albatross
English, HBW: Southern Royal Albatross
English (IOC): Southern Royal Albatross
English (New Zealand): Southern Royal Albatross, Southern/Northern Royal Albatross
English (United States): Royal Albatross (Southern)
English (South Africa): Southern Royal Albatross, Southern/Northern Royal Albatross
Esperanto: Reĝa albatroso, Sudreĝa albatroso
Spanish: Albatros Real, Albatros Real (sur), Albatros real del sur, Albatros real meridional
Spanish (Argentine): Albatros real, Albatros Real del Sur
Spanish (Chile): Albatros real, Albatros real del sur
Spanish (Spain): Albatros Real, Albatros real (sur)
Spanish (HBW): Royal Albatross (Southern)
Spanish (Peru): Albatros Real (Sur)
Spanish (Uruguay): Albatros Real, Albatros Real del Sur
Estonian: Kuningalbatross, kuning-albatross
Finnish: Kuningasalbatrossi
French: Albatros royal, Albatros royal (epomophora), Albatros royal (nominal)
Frisian: Keningsalbatros
Irish: Alabatras ríúil
Galician: Albatros real
Croatian: kraljevski albatros
Hungarian: Király albatrosz, királyalbatrosz
Icelandic: Brimtrosi, Brimtrosi (epomophora)
Italian: Albatro reale, Albatros reale, Albatros reale del sud
Japanese (romaji): minamishiroahoudori (epomophora), roiaruahoudori
Japanese: シロアホウドリ, ミナミシロアホウドリ, ミナミシロアホウドリ (epomophora), ミナミシロアホウドリ(epomophora)
Kazakh: оңтүстік корольдік альбатрос
Kirghiz: падышалык альбатрос
Scientific: Diomedaea [sic] epomophora, Diomedaea epomophora, Diomedea epomophora, Diomedea epomophora epomophora, Diomedea epomophora longirostris, Diomedea epomophora mccormicki, Diomedea regia
Lithuanian: Karališkasis albatrosas
Latvian: Karaliskais albatross
Maori: Toroa, Toroa-whakaingo
Macedonian: Кралски албатрос
Dutch: Koningsalbatros, Koningsalbatros (Zuidelijk), Zuidelijke Koningsalbatros
Norwegian: Kongealbatross, kongealbatross (epomophora)
Polish: albatros królewski, albatros królewski (epomophora)
Portuguese: Albatroz-real
Portuguese (Brazil): Albatroz-real
Portuguese (Portugal): Albatroz-real, Albatroz-real (epomorpha), albatroz-real-do-sul (epomophora)
Rhaeto-Romance: Albatros roial
Romanian: Albatros regal
Russian: Королевский альбатрос, Королевский альбатрос (epomophora)
Northern Sami: Gonagasalbatrossa
Slovak: albatros kráľovský, albatros kráľovský (skup.)
Slovenian: kraljevi albatros
Serbian: Kraljevski albatros, Kraljevski albatros (epomophora)
Swedish: Kungsalbatross, Sydlig kongsalbatross, Sydlig Kungsalbatross
Turkish: Güney Kral Albatrosu, kral albatros, Kral albatros (epomophora)
Ukrainian: Альбатрос королівський
Chinese: 皇信天翁
Chinese (Traditional): 南方皇家信天翁

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