Wandering Albatross

Wandering Albatross

Diomedea exulans

Pictures: Teus Luijendijk


The taxonomy of albatrosses has recently become a topic of debate: several taxa have been proposed as separate species. Among these, Snowy Albatross D. (exulans) exulans and the overall much darker Tristan Albatross D. (exulans) dabbenena are shown here.

   Wandering Albatross  Diomedea (exulans) exulans ;  videograbs (20x).
   Scotia Sea, near South Georgia, 24 March 2002.

   Wandering Albatross  Diomedea (exulans) exulans ;  videograbs (20x).
   South Georgia, 24 March 2002.

   Wandering Albatross  Diomedea (exulans) exulans ;  videograbs (20x).
   Albatross Island, South Georgia, 26 March 2002.

   (Tristan) Wandering Albatross  Diomedea (exulans) dabbenena , top 5: adult male, next 7: near-adults, bottom 2:
   adults (male or female);   videograbs (20x).
   approx. 200 miles SSW of Tristan da Cunha, 30 March 2002.

   (Tristan) Wandering Albatross  Diomedea (exulans) dabbenena , juvenile;   videograbs (20x).
   Tristan da Cunha, 2 April 2002.

 


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