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Black-footed Albatross

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Black-footed Albatross

Phoebastria 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.

More ID Info
image of range map for Black-footed AlbatrossRange map provided by Birds of North AmericaExplore Maps
Other Names
  • Albatros Patinegro (Spanish)
  • Albatros à pieds noirs (French)
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