Albatross


ALBATROSS is a pelagic seabird notable for its long, narrow wings, broad wingspan and graceful soaring flight. Like other members of the order Procellariiformes, the albatross comes to land only to reproduce. Most types are confined to the S Pacific but one, the black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), frequents the outer coast of BC from Apr to Sept. This species has a wingspan over 2 metres. It is dusky black in colour, breeds in Hawaii and off Japan and, as a surface feeder, tends to...

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