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Short-tailed Albatross Male Showing the Egg, Midway Atoll NWR | by USFWS Pacific
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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.

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Taken on December 3, 2010