Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripes / Ka‘upu
Facts About Black-footed Albatross
- Daytime surface feeders - primarily 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: Aug 29, 2013