Short-tailed Albatross Male Showing the Egg, Midway Atoll NWR
Photo Credit: USFWS J Klavitter, Nov 2010, Eastern Island, Midway Atoll NWR.
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 several important steps needed for this rare bird's recovery due to the ever-present threat of volcanic activity at the short-tailed albatross' main nesting colony on Torishima Island, Japan.