- Bugeranus carunculatus
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The Wandering Albatross is a large species of seabird that lives and breeds across parts of the Southern Ocean. It is one of the largest species of bird in the world and has the largest wingspan of any living bird.
Wandering Albatrosses have a black and white plumage. As the bird ages, the plumage becomes more white.
The Wandering Albatross spends most of it life in flight, over the ocean. The feed at night on fish and other sea creatures found near the surface of the water. They have special salt glands that help them desalinate their bodies.
The Wandering Albatross has a conservation status of Vulnerable as of June 2013. They face a variety of threats, including mortality from longline and other ocean fishing methods, nest predation by non-native species, and ingestion of plastic marine debris.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 16 July 2013|
|Scientific Name||Diomedea exulans|
|Birdorable Family||Albatrosses & Allies|
(as of 27 March 2017)
42 to 53 inches
99 to 138 inches
208 to 448 ounces