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Diomedea exulans   Linnaeus, 1758

wandering albatross
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Aves | Procellariiformes | Diomedeidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Others.  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean and the Antarctic. Subtropical to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 135 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); common length : 107 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 8812); max. published weight: 8.8 kg (Ref. 356)

Short description Morphology

Culmen: 16.55 cm; tarsus: 15.14 cm; wing: 68.27 cm.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Total Length: 107 to 135 cm (Ref. 8812); with the largest wingspan of any living bird (Ref. 82700). Total annual breeding population is 14,000 pairs or about 100,000 birds. They are known to breed bienially (Ref. 84934). Macquarie population endangered; Australian Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 (Ref. 8812). Increase in mortality is caused by drowning on long-lines (Ref. 84934). Oceanic; predominantly offshore over waters >1000m depth (Ref. 89480). Breeds in loose colonies on grassy headlands and plateaux of oceanic islands. Follows ships (Ref. 91362). Feeds by scavenging and surface seizing (Ref. 89480). They have highly acidic stomachs (<2) pH that allows rapid digestion (Ref. 104317).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lepage, D. 2007. (Ref. 7816)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A4bd)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Threat to humans

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 0.5 - 12, mean 4.6 (based on 1528 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (81 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown