Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Dark Footed Gooney Bird

The dark footed gooney bird is a little part of the gooney bird family that has just about all dark plumage. A few grown-ups show white under-tail coverts, and all grown-ups have white markings around the base of the bill and beneath the eye. As the feathered creatures age they procure more white at the base of the beak. Its nose and feet are likewise all dull. They have just the one plumage. They measure 68–74 cm, have a wingspan of 190–220 cm and weigh 2.6–4.3 kg. Males, at a normal weight of 3.4 kg are bigger than females, at a normal of 3 kg.