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Taxonomy: Order Procellariiformes >> Family Diomedeidae >> Genus Diomedea

Royal Albatross (Unique ID: 10749)
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Species: Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora)
Location: South Pacific Ocean off Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura District, Canterbury, New Zealand
Age: immature/subadult     Plumage: basic/year-round     Activity: swimming
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: David Seibel     Date: January 30, 2017
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L     Megapixels: 20.0

Notes: Nominate southern race, D. e. epomophora. Nearly full adult plumage, but some mottling in back and dark in tail.

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