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    • Male Short-tailed Albatross Incubating Egg

    • Male Short-tailed Albatross Incubating Egg
    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This historic photo documents the first siting of a nesting short-tailed albatross (middle) at Midway Atoll national Wildlife Refuge. The two decoys on either side have been used (along with others and accompanying broadcasts of bird calls) on...
    • Female Short-tailed Albatross Incubating Her Egg

    • Female Short-tailed Albatross Incubating Her Egg
    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • US Fish and Wildlife Service staff have observed a pair of short-tailed albatross incubating an egg on Eastern Island, Midway Atoll NWR. The adult male was banded as a fledgling on Torishima Island, Japan in 1987. The female was banded as a...
    • First Short-tailed Albatross Chick to Hatch Outside Japan

    • First Short-tailed Albatross Chick to Hatch Outside Japan
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The chick hatched during a major storm but the parent did an excellent job protecting it from the inclement weather. Establishing a new nesting colony is one of several important steps needed to continue the rare bird’s recovery because volcanic...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Male Showing the Egg

    • Short-tailed Albatross Male Showing the Egg
    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Proud parent short-tailed albatross showing its egg. If the pair's effort is successful, this would mark the first confirmed hatching of a short-tailed albatross outside of Japan in modern history! Establishing a new nesting colony is one of...
    • Short-tailed Albatross on its Nest

    • Short-tailed Albatross on its Nest
    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The majestic short-tailed albatross, an endangered seabird, is the largest albatross in the North Pacific with a wing span of 7 to 7.5 feet and golden plumage on its heads and nape. Once thought to be the most abundant albatross species in the...

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