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toroa whakaingo Play

1. (noun) royal albatross, Diomedea epomophora - a very large oceanic bird with long, narrow wings. Found in the southern waters but nests on islands in the southern ocean and at Pukekura (Taiaroa Head, Dunedin). Distinguished from other albatrosses by a black cutting edge to its upper mandible.

(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 19; Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 3, 25;)

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