Black-footed Albatross

The black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) is a large seabird found in the northern Pacific Ocean, primarily nesting in the Hawaiian Islands. One of the smaller members of the albatross family, it is approximately 25-29in (64-74cm) in body length with a 75-85in (193-216cm) wing span and weighs 6-7lbs (3-3.5 kg). It has dusty brown feathers with white plumage around the bill and underneath the tail. Like other members of their genus, the black-footed albatross mate for life. Both birds work to incubate their single egg and care for the chick once it has hatched. They are carnivorous birds with a diet consisting of fish, squid and crab. The albatross has a long life span with some individuals living up 40 years. This albatross is protected by the US Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 and is considered Near Threatened by the IUCN Red List (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources). This would be an excellent addition to any biology program focused on marine animal species. The skeleton is available in an articulated position or disarticulated, please inquire.

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