Black-footed Albatross

Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes

Common around Japan, but unknown Sea of Japan side.

Breeding sites are confirmed on Torishima, Izu Is; >2,100 chicks in 2016-2017 season, and a few pairs on Hachijyo-kojima and Aogashima, Izu Is, a few pairs on Chichijima Is and Hahajima Is, Bonin Is, hundreds pairs on Mukojima Is, Bonin Is, a few pairs on Kita-kojima, Minami-kojima and Koubisho, Senkaku Is.
Hybrid with Laysan Albatross was seen off Kushiro, E Hokkaido.

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Fig. 2. Same bird as Fig. 1.
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Fig. 4. Same bird as Fig. 3.
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Fig. 7. Off Torishima. Apr 12 2019.
Fig. 8. Off Torishima. Apr 12 2019.
Fig. 9. Off Miyako, Iwate Pref. Jul 23 2020.
Fig. 10. Off Miyako, Iwate Pref. Jul 23 2020.
Fig. 11. Off Shiriyazaki, Aomori Pref. Jun 13 2020.
Fig. 12. Same bird as Fig. 11. Off Shiriyazaki, Aomori Pref. Jun 13 2020.
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Fig. 15. Off Shiriyazaki, Aomori Pref. May 16 2020.
Fig. 16. Same bird as Fig. 15. Off Shiriyazaki, Aomori Pref. May 16 2020.
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Fig. 19. Juvenile.
Fig. 20. Juvenile (right). Same bird as Fig. 19.
Fig. 21. Juvenile. Same bird as Fig. 19-20.
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Fig. 23. Small colony.
Fig. 24. With Short-tailed Albatross. Off Torishima. Apr 12 2019.