Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora

Family: Diomedeidae (Albatrosses)

Authority: Lesson, 1825

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
Although current population trends are assumed to be stable, this species qualifies as Vulnerable because it has a very small range, breeding on four islands though largely confined to just one, with a fifth mainland population comprising only hybrid birds. It is therefore highly susceptible to stochastic effects and human impacts.

Population size: 27200

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 98,600,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Neotropical
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Diomedea epomophora. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.