Photo From: Joe Reynolds
- Album: Birding
Description: Laysan albatross Phoebastria immutabilis
Length: 28 inches Wingspan: 85 inches
Large seafaring bird with extremely long wings
White head, body, undertail coverts, and rump
Upperwings and back dark
Black and white patterning on underwings
Bill and feet pinkish
Similarly pelagic shearwaters and petrels are smaller with shorter wings. Black-footed Albatross has a dark body and head. Other albatross species are rarer and have different patterning on the underwings.
Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.
by Joe Reynolds