Albatrosses (Diomedeidae)

Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora) - HBW 1, p. 211

French: Albatros royal German: Königsalbatros Spanish: Albatros Real

Taxonomy: Diomedaea [sic] epomophora Lesson, 1825, no locality; probably Australian waters.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • epomophora Lesson, 1825 - Campbell I and Auckland Is.
  • sanfordi Murphy, 1917 - New Zealand and Chatham Is.