Royal Albatross (species: Diomedea epomophora) in Birds of Argentina (Gaia Guide)
Diomedea epomophora
Royal Albatross

©Brocken Inaglory: Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora)

©Mark Jobling: Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora)

©J.J. Harrison: Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Procellariiformes
Family Diomedeidae
Genus Diomedea
Species Diomedea epomophora
Status vulnerable



Distinguishing features

The juvenile has a white head, neck, upper mantle, rump, and underparts. There are black speckles on the mantle, and they have dark brown or black wings with white flecks on coverts. Their tail is white except for the black tip as is the under-wing. Young birds soon lose the black on their tail and backs. White appears on the upperwing gradually, as speckles starting from the leading edge. All ages have a pink bill with black on the cutting edge on the upper mandible, and the legs are flesh. (Wikipedia)


  • From 112 cm to 123 cm (Length of specimen)


  • From 290 cm to 328 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution


The Royal Albatross eats squid and fish, with smaller amounts of carrion, crustaceans, and salps. (Wikipedia)

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