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PlumaDe variation and hybridization in Black-footed and Laysan Albatrosses

@inproceedings{McKee2009PlumaDeVA,
  title={PlumaDe variation and hybridization in Black-footed and Laysan Albatrosses},
  author={T. McKee and P. Pyle},
  year={2009}
}
INTRODUCTION Black-footed (Phoebastria nigripes) and Laysan (P. immutabilis) Albatrosses nest side by side in dense island colonies. Their breeding populations center in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands, with smaller colonies scattered across the subtropical North Pacific. Both species visit nutrient-rich waters off the west coast of North America throughout the year to forage. Black-footeds concentrate in coastal waters from northern California tosouthern Alaska, while Laysans frequent more… Expand
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