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Wandering Albatross, Snowy Albatross or White-winged Albatross,  Diomedea exulans, is a large seabird from the family Diomedeidae, which has a circumpolar range in the Southern Ocean. It was the first species of albatross to be described, and was long considered the same species as the Tristan Albatross and the Antipodean Albatross. In fact, a few authors still consider them all subspecies of the same species. The  SACC has a proposal on the table to split this species, and  BirdLife International has already split it. Together with the Amsterdam Albatross it forms the Wandering Albatross species complex. The Wandering Albatross is the largest member of the genus Diomedea (the great albatrosses), one of the largest birds in the world, and one of the best known and studied species of bird in the world.
Gony (as in immature, mottle plumage), or "leopard gony"; Cape sheep
The Wandering Albatross can scent odour trails up to 12 miles away
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