SNOWY ALBATROSS

(Diomedea [exulans] chionoptera)

Previously Wandering Albatross
Breeds on South Georgia, Crozets, Kerguelen
Not found in South Africa.

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Roberts VI / VII (  ) / (  )
Clements 2000 (not catalogued) 10.0010
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 10-1(3)

 

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 Snowy Albatross

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Species
(Probable)

South Georgia 0012   1963 2s6d Snowy
South Georgia 0064   1971 15p / Snowy
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 0174   1987 1 Snowy
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands  0280   1998 35p Snowy
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands 0401   2004 5 Snowy