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Snowy Albatross

Diomedea exulans Linnaeus, 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, 1758

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.132

Protonym:
  Diomedea exulans

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


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  A28D8D38F9A022A4

Avibase ID:
  avibase-A28D8D38

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/A28D8D38


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174525


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Diomedea exulans: Southern oceans in South Georgia area
English:
Snowy Albatross
Catalan:
Albatros viatger
Czech:
albatros stěhovavý
Danish:
Vandrealbatros
German:
Wanderalbatros
Spanish:
Albatros viajero
Finnish:
jättiläisalbatrossi
French:
Albatros hurleur
Croatian:
Albatros lutalica
Hungarian:
vándoralbatrosz
Icelandic:
Hrímtrosi
Italian:
Albatros urlatore
Japanese (romaji):
Watariahoudori
Japanese:
ワタリアホウドリ
Lithuanian:
paprastasis albatrosas
Dutch:
Grote Albatros
Norwegian:
Vandrealbatross
Polish:
albatros wędrowny
Portuguese:
albatroz-errante
Portuguese (Brazil):
albatroz-errante
Russian:
Странствующий альбатрос
Slovak:
albatros sťahovavý
Serbian:
Albatros lutalica
Swedish:
vandringsalbatross
Ukrainian:
Альбатрос мандрівний
Chinese:
漂泊信天翁
Chinese (Traditional):
漂泊信天翁


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Diomedea [exulans, dabbenena or antipodensis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Grootalbatros, Grootalbatros (-malmok) (exulans), Grootmalmok, Grootmalmok (Grootalbatros)
Azerbaijani: səyyah albatros
Belarusian: Вандроўны альбатрос
Bulgarian: Странстващ албатрос (ssp. exulans), Странствуващ албатрос
Bengali: মামাফয িঅরফাট্র঳
Bengali (transliteration): yāyābara ālabāṭrasa*
Breton: Albatroz kantreat
Catalan: Albatros viatger
Czech: albatros stěhovavý, albatros stěhovavý (ssp. exulans)
Chuvash: çул çӳрен альбатрос
Welsh: Albatros crwydrol
Danish: Vandrealbatros
German: Wanderalbatros, Wanderalbatros (exulans)
Greek: Μεγάλo άλμπατρoς
English: Snowy Albatross, Wandering Albatross, Wandering Albatross (Snowy)
English, HBW: Wandering Albatross
English (IOC): Wandering Albatross
English (New Zealand): Wandering Albatross (Snowy Albatross)
English (United States): Wandering Albatross (Snowy)
English (South Africa): Wandering Albatross
Esperanto: vaga albatroso, Vagalbatroso, Vaganta albatroso
Spanish: Albatros Errante, Albatros Errante (exulans), Albatros Viajero, Albatros Viajero (exulans)
Spanish (Argentine): Albatros errante, Albatros Errante (Nevado)
Spanish (Chile): Albatros errante, Albatros errante (nevado)
Spanish (Spain): Albatros Viajero, Albatros Viajero (exulans)
Spanish (HBW): Albatros ojeroso (exulans)
Spanish (Panama): Albatros Errante, Albatros Errante (exulans)
Spanish (Uruguay): Albatros Errante, Albatros Errante Nevado, Albatros Viajero
Estonian: rändalbatross
Basque: Albatros bidaiari
Finnish: Jättiläisalbatrossi
French: Albatros hurleur, Albatros hurleur (exulans), Albatros hurleur (neigeux)
Frisian: Swalkalbatros
Irish: Alabatras fánach
Galician: Albatros errante
Hebrew: אלבטרוס נודד
Croatian: Albatros lutalica
Hungarian: Vándor albatrosz, vándoralbatrosz, Vándoralbatrosz (exulans)
Icelandic: Hrímtrosi, Hrímtrosi (exulans)
Italian: Albatro urlatore, Albatros urlatore
Japanese (romaji): watari ahō-dori, Watariahoudori, Watari-ahoudori, watariahoudori (exulans)
Japanese: ワタリアホウドリ, ワタリアホウドリ (exulans), ワタリアホウドリ(exulans)
Japanese (Kanji): 渡り信天翁, 渡り阿房鳥
Kara-Kalpak: саяхат етиўши альбатрос
Mongolian, Halh: том салхич шувуу
Kazakh: кезбе альбатрос
Kirghiz: ак альбатрос, селсаяк альботрос
Scientific: Diomedea exulans, Diomedea exulans exulans
Lithuanian: Albatrosas klajoklis, Keliaujantysis albatrosas, paprastasis albatrosas, Paprastasis albatrosas (exulans)
Latvian: klaidoņalbatross
Maori: Toroa
Macedonian: Албатрос скитник
Mongolian: том салхич шувуу
Dutch: Grote Albatros, Grote Albatros (exulans)
Norwegian: Vandrealbatross, vandrealbatross (exulans)
Polish: albatros wedrowny, albatros wędrowny, albatros wędrowny (exulans)
Pinyin: piāobó xìntiānwēng
Portuguese: albatroz-errante, Albatroz-gigante
Portuguese (Brazil): albatroz-errante, albatroz-errante (exulans), Albatroz-gigante
Portuguese (Portugal): albatroz-errante (exulans), Albatroz-viajante, Albatroz-viajante (exulans)
Rhaeto-Romance: Albatros migrant
Romanian: Albatros călător
Russian: Странствующий альбатрос, Странствующий альбатрос (exulans)
Northern Sami: Stuoralbatrossa
Slovak: albatros sťahovavý, albatros sťahovavý (skup.)
Slovenian: klateški albatros
Serbian: Albatros lutalica, Albatros lutalica (exulans)
Swedish: Vandringsalbatross
Turkish: Gezgin Albatros, Gezgin albatros (exulans)
Tatar: сәяхәтче альбатрос
Ukrainian: Альбатрос мандрівний
Uzbek: дайди альбатрос
Kalmyk: зуурдын элч
Chinese: 漂泊信天翁
Chinese (Traditional): 漂泊信天翁

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