French: Albatros à pieds noirs German: Schwarzfußalbatros Spanish: Albatros patinegro
Pacific Ocean, latitude 30° 44’ N, longitude 146° W
N Pacific Ocean, breeding in W Hawaii; small numbers breed also in Izu Is, Bonin Is and S Ryukyu Is (Senkaku Is), to S of Japan.
68–82 cm; male c. 2600–4300 g, female c. 2600–3600 g; wingspan 193–220 cm. Relatively small and dark, recalling Phoebetria, but with proportions of... read more
Varied, includes a doubled “ha-ha, ha-ha”, a Sky-groan with the bill held upwards (“uuwoouu”), a... read more
Marine and pelagic, seldom approaching land except at colonies. Breeds on mid ocean islands on the... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fish and fish offal, including the following species Prionace glauca, Sagamichthyes abei, Electrona risso... read more
Annual, starting Nov, with birds returning mid Oct, a pre-egg period of 18–21 days of which 2–17 days are spent at sea, eggs... read more
Disperses widely over N Pacific after breeding, regularly reaching as far N as Bering Sea; fairly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. Has declined in numbers over past decades and some colonies have been lost, e.... read more
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