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Sooty albatross

Phoebetria fusca

Albatros brun en vol

Phoebetria fuscaIt's the smallest (75-81 cm with a wingspan reaching 1, 98 m) but maybe the most beautiful albatross living at Amsterdam Island.
Entirely brown sooty, the circle of white feathers surrounding its eyes is the only detail justifying is name of albatross...

Albatros brun nidLess common than the yellow-nosed albatross, he nests in the cliffs south-west of the island in places as windy but still more steep...

Its relatively small wingspan allows him to show a flight very graceful and changing.


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