Monthly Archives: May 2013

Avian pox

There is one mosquito-borne disease that may afflict albatross chicks.  The symptoms are crusty growths on bare areas, typically the face, bill, legs and feet.  This is avian pox.  If a chick contracts the disease when he is very young … Continue reading

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A Sunshine display

The golf courses are particularly popular with non-nesters, and sometimes I find the chicks there surrounded by adult albatrosses.  The adults often fly around the golf course looking for other birds, which are easy to spot on the green lawns. … Continue reading

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