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Black-footed Albatross Identification

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  • Size & Shape

    A very large seabird with long, narrow wings, a heavy head and neck, and a long, hooked bill.

    Relative Size

    Much larger than a Western Gull, slightly smaller than a Short-tailed Albatross

    Relative Sizegoose or largergoose-sized or larger
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 25.2-29.1 in (64-74 cm)
      • Weight: 77.6-151.7 oz (2200-4300 g)
      • Wingspan: 76.0-85.0 in (193-216 cm)

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