A Southern Royal Albatross landing. This species has the second biggest wingspan in the bird world after the Wandering Albatross.
Most pairs of this large species breeds on Campbell Island. The Southern Royal Albatross has a length of 112–123 cm (44–48 in) and a mean weight of 8.5 kg (19 lb). Males are about 2 to 3 kg (4.4 to 6.6 lb) heavier than females. Average wingspan has been reported from 2.9 to 3.28 m (9.5 to 10.8 ft), with an upper limit of about 3.51 m (11.5 ft)