Black-footed Albatross Identification

Adult Description

  • Large seabird; small albatross.
  • Very long, narrow wings.
  • Mostly dusky brown.
  • White at base of bill and under eye.
  • Large bill.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but usually with less white at bill base.
Relative Size

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)