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Kaikoura, South Island
New Zealand


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/1000 s, f/6.3, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Procellariiformes   Family  Diomedeidae

Deutsch  Königsalbatros Dutch  Koningsalbatros
Italian  Albatros reale Spanish  Albatros Real


At all ages, Royal Albatrosses have a pink bill with a thin black line to upper mandible. Further, a Royal Albatross with white on the upperwing is a Southern Royal.

Onley D, Scofield P (2007): Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters of the World, Christopher Helm, London


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Southern Royal Albatross
Diomedea epomophora
Albatros royal

Jean-Michel PAULUS