Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripes
Facts About Black-footed Albatross
- Daytime surface feeders - primarily flying fish eggs. They rely on flying fish eggs, which are easier to locate during the day. They also feed on squid and crustaceans. Unlike the Laysan albatross, whose retinas possess a high level of rhodopsin enabling better night vision, the black-foots have limited nocturnal vision.
- Life Span
- 12-40 years
- Length: 64-74 cm 25.6.6-29.6 in); wingspan: 193-216 cm (6-7 ft)
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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2015