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Ever Wonder What an Albatross Chick Looks Like?

Ever Wonder What the Nest it Sits in Looks Like as Well?

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I'm sure that even the Ancient Mariner could not expect that an albatross chick could look so cute as he OWNED that nest! ❤️️
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I'm sure that even the Ancient Mariner could not expect that an albatross chick could look so cute as he OWNED that nest! ❤️️

I'll have to do some research of this birb ... I wonder if there are ever 2 or more chicks in the nest and if there are ... are the nests any larger size? Or were the parents Millennial's who wanted a tiny home?



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I'll have to do some research of this birb ... I wonder if there are ever 2 or more chicks in the nest and if there are ... are the nests any larger size? Or were the parents Millennial's who wanted a tiny home?



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So I went to the Cornell All About Birds website, and discovered that theLaysan Albatross can be found in breading sites in Hawaii.


Phoebastria immutabilis
  • ORDER: Procellariiformes
  • FAMILY: Diomedeidae


Pairs of Laysan Albatross often mate for life, and usually raise a single chick [like the one found in your photo] in the nest built by both parents. In fact, since females are often more common than males, it is not unusual to find two females attending to one chick, while the male is away for months, gliding over long distances at sea, searching for food.


These albatross engage in a specific
before the bird partners bond which is amazing to view. Between the clapping of their beaks, and stretching their necks while emitting a high-pitched-sounding horse-ninny, to their enthusiastic jumping up and down -- their Courtship Dance is certainly entertaining!


If only the crewmen of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner had seen the magical courtship dance!


'God save thee, ancient Mariner!

From the fiends, that plague thee thus!—

Why look'st thou so?'—With my cross-bow

I shot the ALBATROSS.

And so -- such bad luck ensued, indeed!
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Don't you think they look like they're going to give you a side quest in a game ?
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