WANDERING ALBATROSS

(Diomedea exulans)

Splits recognised by Roberts VII

Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) Gough & Inaccessible Islands
Snowy Albatross (Diomedea chionoptera) South Georgia, Crozets, Kerguelen
Tristan Albatross (Diomedea dabbenena) Tristan da Cunha 

Gibson's Albatross (Diomedea gibsoni) Auckland Island Population
Antipodean Albatross (Diomedea antipodensis) Antipodes & Campbell Island population
Amsterdam Albatross (Diomedea amsterdamensis) Amsterdam Island

The last three do not visit Southern African waters
Refer to individual pages for the individual albatrosses

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Roberts VI / VII 10 / 485
Clements 2000 10.0010
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 10-1
A very large bird (120 cm to 130 cm) found in the southern oceans. A non breeding visitor to SA during the winter. It lives off squid, fish and offal.

List of Stamps showing Wandering Albatross

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Species
(Possible)

Antigua 2700p   1998 $6  
Argentine 1858b 1667 1983 2p  
Australia     2007 $1.30  
Australian Antarctic Territories 0029 0029 1973 20c  
British Antarctic Territories 0252 0240 1994 35p  
British Antarctic Territories     2003 37p  
Comoro     1998 200f Amsterdam
Falklands Dependencies 0127    1985 27p Wandering
French Southern Antarctic Territory 0018 0018 1956 200f Amsterdam
French Southern Antarctic Territory 0273 0281 1991 2f10 Amsterdam
French Southern Antarctic Territory  0401   1999 16f Amsterdam
French Southern Antarctic Territory  0432   2000 8f Amsterdam
French Southern Antarctic Territory  0444m   2001 3f Amsterdam
French Southern Antarctic Territory     2002 0.79E Amsterdam
French Southern Antarctic Territory ms   2006 4.53E Amsterdam
French Southern Antarctic Territory 0585ms   2007 90c Amsterdam
Gambia 2740   1997 D3  
Grenadines of Grenada     2000 50c  
Republic of Guinea     1998 450f  
Republic of Guinea     1998 450f  
Republic of Guinea     1998 450f  
Republic of Guinea     1998 450f  
Republic of Guinea     1998 2000f  
Hungary 3783 3907 1987 2 fo  
Marshall Isles 0627 0618 1995 32c  
Martinique 0250 0258 1947 200f  
Micronesia 1286 md   2004 55c  
Monaco 0510 0504A 1955 500f  
Mongolia 1317 1337 1980 40m  
Oceanic Settlements 0207 0232 1948 50f  
Oceanic Settlements 0209 0232 1948 200f  
Sierra Leone 3349   2000 Le1000  
South Africa 1162   1999 Std Wandering
South Africa 1638 m   2007 Std Wandering
South Georgia 0012 0020 1963 2s6d Snowy
South Georgia 0064 0036 1971 15p / Snowy
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 0174 0163 1987 1 Snowy
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands  0280 0275 1998 35p Snowy
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 0401   2004 5 Snowy
Tonga 1004 1064 1988 7s  
South Africa 2140   2014 Int'l Sm Let Tristan
Tristan da Cunha 0113 0116 1968 4d Tristan
Tristan da Cunha 0192m Bl 2 1974 35p Tristan
Tristan da Cunha 0224 0226 1977 5p Tristan
Tristan da Cunha 0335 0331 1982 5p Tristan
Tristan da Cunha 0417 0412 1986 5p Tristan
Tristan da Cunha 0603 0598 1996 20p Tristan
Tristan da Cunha (w) 0651 0654 1999 5p Tristan
Tristan da Cunha (w) 0652 0655 1999 8p Tristan
Tristan da Cunha (w) 0653 0656 1999 12p Tristan
Tristan da Cunha (w) 0654 0657 1999 15p Tristan
Tristan da Cunha 0662   2000 20p Tristan
Tristan da Cunha 0871m   2007 50p Tristan
Uruguay 2236m Bl 69 1995 2p50