NORTHERN & SOUTHERN ROYAL ALBATROSS

Northern Royal Albatross  (Diomedea sandfordi) 
Southern Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora)
Both species visit South Africa

The Northern Royal Albatross breeds on Chatham Island and New Zealand
The Southern Royal Albatross is far more wide ranging

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Roberts VI / VII 9 / 487 & 488
Clements 2000 10.0021 & 10.0022
Howard & Moore 2 (CBOS 5) 10-2 (1) & (2)

 

A very large bird (107 cm to 122 cm) generally found in the seas around New Zealand. A vagrant to SA waters.  It ranges the circumpolar southern oceans.

 

List of Stamps showing Royal Albatross

Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Species

Aitutaki 0345 0398 1981 50c Northern
Aitutaki 0457 0487 1983 48c/50c Northern
New Zealand 1985   1990 10c Northern
New Zealand 1993   1996 80c Northern