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Black-footed Albatross

Phoebastria nigripes

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Very large seabird, overall cold brown with whitish face. Some adults show a pale belly. Juveniles are darker brown overall. Often seen alone, but frequently joins mixed feeding flocks with other seabirds and gulls. Rarely seen from land away from Hawaiian breeding grounds; prefers offshore waters. Size and shape distinctive; dark body separates from rarer Laysan Albatross and long, narrow wings distinguish from Brown Pelican. Feeds on squid, flying fish, and flying fish eggs.

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