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Black-footed Albatross

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Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripes
  • ORDER: Procellariiformes
  • FAMILY: Diomedeidae

Basic Description

The only dark albatross of the northern Pacific Ocean, the Black-footed Albatross nests primarily on the Hawaiian Islands. It wanders widely across the northern Pacific for most of the year, and is regularly seen off the west coast of North America.

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Other Names

  • Albatros Patinegro (Spanish)
  • Albatros à pieds noirs (French)
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