black-footed albatross

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black-foot·ed albatross

 (blăk′fo͝ot′ĭd)
n.
An albatross (Diomedea nigripes) of the northern Pacific Ocean having brownish-black plumage, black feet and legs, and some white around the beak and eyes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black-footed albatross - a variety of albatross with black feetblack-footed albatross - a variety of albatross with black feet
mollymawk, albatross - large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight
genus Diomedea - type of the Diomedeidae
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Similarly, many of the pelagic marine birds, such as Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis), and Shearwater species (Puffinus spp.) are almost exclusively restricted to the western end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Albatross takes (Laysan albatross, Phoebastria immutabilis; black-footed albatross, Phoebastria nigripes; and short-tailed albatross combined) declined from 1,051 birds per year during 1993-2000 to 185 birds per year during 2002-06 (Fig.
The black-footed albatross, Phoebastria nigripes, is an endangered species that forages throughout the Pacific.