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Diomedea exulans (Wandering Albatross)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The wandering albatross, snowy albatross, white-winged albatross or goonie (Diomedea exulans) is a large seabird from the family Diomedeidae, which has a circumpolar range in the Southern Ocean. It was the first 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 (the great albatrosses), being similar in size to the southern royal albatross. It is one of the largest b
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Infraspecies

Diomedea exulans exulans (Tristan Albatross)
Diomedea exulans gibsoni (Wandering Albatross) (Attributes)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
37
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.96337
EDGE Score: 3.17193

Attributes

Clutch Size [3]  1
Incubation [5]  78 days
Maximum Longevity [6]  40 years
Migration [1]  Intercontinental
Water Biome [1]  Pelagic, Coastal
Wing Span [7]  9.84 feet (3 m)
Adult Weight [2]  18.056 lbs (8.19 kg)
Birth Weight [3]  1.067 lbs (484 g)
Female Weight [2]  16.028 lbs (7.27 kg)
Male Weight [2]  20.084 lbs (9.11 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [2]  25.3 %
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [4]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  90 %
Forages - Water Surface [4]  100 %

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Antipodes Subantarctic Islands tundra Australia, New Zealand Australasia Tundra    
Scotia Sea Islands tundra United Kingdom Antarctic Tundra    
Southern Indian Ocean Islands tundra South Africa, France, Australia Antarctic Tundra    
Tristan Da Cunha-Gough Islands shrub and grasslands United Kingdom Afrotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands    

Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
New Zealand New Zealand No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Consumers

Range Map

Distribution

North America;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
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3Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5Intrinsic aging-related mortality in birds, Robert E. Ricklefs, JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 31: 103–111. Copenhagen 2000
6de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
7Gust soaring as a basis for the flight of petrels and albatrosses (Procellariiformes), Colin J. Pennycuick, Avian Science Vol. 2 No. 1: (2002)
8CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
9Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
10Cephalopod Remains in Regurgitations of the Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans at South Georgia, M. R. Clarke, J. P. Croxall, P. A. Prince, British Antarctic Survey Bulletin
11Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
12International Flea Database
13Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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