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Laysan Albatross

Photo From: Joe Reynolds - Album: Birding

Description: Laysan albatross Phoebastria immutabilis Identification Tips: Length: 28 inches Wingspan: 85 inches Sexes similar 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 Similar species: 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.

Uploaded: 10/6/2000 by Joe Reynolds
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