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Royal Albatross mount, Diomedia epomophora, collected 1990
Common Name: Royal Albatross
Scientific Name: Diomedia epomophora
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariformes
Family: Diomedeidae
Dimensions: Metres: 3 (wingspan)
Museum ID Number: ROM2004_1118_1
Image Number: ROM2004_1118_1

Description: There are 16 recognized species of albatrosses in the world today. All are marine birds, and most are found in the southern oceans. They are marvellous flyers, soaring on wind currents above the ocean’s waves. The Royal Albatross is the second largest species of the group with a wingspan over three meters in length. They feed on fish, squid, and are often seen scavenging behind fishing boats.

Location: New Zealand; Australasia

Habitat/Biome: Marine

Collection Date: Collected in 1990

Gallery: Birds, Life Sciences Galleries, second floor

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