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The Black-footed Albatross

$ 480.00

John Cassin (1813-1869)
Plate 35, The Black-footed Albatross 
From: Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856
Chromolithograph
Paper dimensions: 10 ½” x 7 ”
Framed dimensions: 16 ½” x 17 ½”
 
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The Black-footed Albatross is a large seabird of the albatross family from the North Pacific. All but 2.5% of the population is found among the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It is one of three species of albatross that range in the northern hemisphere, nesting on tropical islands. Unlike many albatrosses, it is dark plumaged. This bird's vocalization will range from shrieks and squeals whist fighting over food to bill-clapping, whistles, groans, and quacks while courting.