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Black-ffoted Albatross photo

Black-footed Albatross (Photo: Jay Holcomb/IBRRC)

Common name:

Black-footed Albatross

Latin name:

Phoebastria nigripes

Family:

Diomedeidae

Length:

32"

Wing span:

80"

Weight:

6.6 lb (3,000 g)

Habitat:

Open ocean

Notes:

Large, very long-winged seabird. Mainly blackish brown, with white on face and a dark bill. Amount of white increases as birds age. Glides like a shearwater, with stiff wingbeats.

It breeds on islands in the mid-Pacific Ocean.  Non-breeding albatrosses can be found along the Pacific coast of North America.

Links:

Black-footed Albatrosses: Midway Atoll
Save the albatross
Midway atoll polution affects birds

 

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Source: The Sibley Guide to Birds, Knopf © 2000  

 

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