Bird of the Week, November 1, 2010
Laysan Albatross

Laysan Albatross. By: Michael Walther

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The Laysan Albatross's breeding colony on Midway Atoll is threatened by toxic lead paint peeling from dozens of aging buildings that is eaten by curious chicks, and by the invasive plant Verbesina that chokes out nests so that parent birds cannot reach their young to feed them. ABC is working to eliminate both these threats, and has also helped significantly reduce the deaths of Laysan and other albatrosses on longline fishing hooks.


Laysan Albatross; Michael Walther, Range Map; American Bird Conservancy.

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