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Make Nikon F90
Deutsch Weißschwanz-Tropikvogel Dutch Witstaartkeerkringvogel
The chick hatches with grey down. It will stay alone in the nest while both parents search for food, and they will feed the chick twice every three days until fledging, about 12–13 weeks after hatching. The young are not able to fly initially; they will float on the ocean for several days to lose weight before flight.
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