1185. Diomedea nigripes

1185. Black-footed Albatross.
DIOMEDEA NIGRIPES.
Diomedea nigripes, Aud. Orn. Biogr. v. p. 327 (1839) ; id. B. of Am. 8vo ed. vii. p. 198 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 517 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 263 ; Salvin, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxv. p. 445 ; Ridgway, p. 51.
Ad. (Japan). General colour sooty brown, the fore crown, neck, and under parts greyer ; feathers at the base of the bill and a triangular spot
behind and below the eye dull white ; tail white at the base ; bill dusky purplish brown, legs and feet black. Gape 4.6, wing 18.0, tail 5.5, tarsus 4.5 inch. The young bird has the crown and sides of the head whiter, the rump and upper tail-coverts white, or sooty brown and white inter-mixed.
Hab. North Pacific Ocean ; the coasts of Japan and China ; on the American side from the coast of California, where it is abundant, to Alaska.
The present species has been much confounded with D. albatrus, owing to the similarity of the young of that to the adult of the present species. I do not find any details respect┬Čing its nidification, but a single egg in the British Museum, obtained on Sulphur Island, Bonin group, Japan, on the 8th of June, is dull brownish white, without markings, and measures 4.2 by 2.5.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1185. Diomedea nigripes
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1185
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
859
Common name: 
Black Footed Albatross
M_ID: 
1702
M_CN: 
Black-footed Albatross
M_SN: 
Phoebastria nigripes
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10043

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