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Black-footed Albatross


IUCN Conservation Status: Near Threatened

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.


  • Calls
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Most common call is a nasal double-bray. Also gives long single notes and growls. Calls are generally lower, louder, and more nasal than those of Laysan Albatross.

Search the Macaulay Library online archive for more sounds and videos

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