Bill shape is another feature that ornithologists use to identify birds. This Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) is a tube-nosed bird. They have elongated tubelike nostrils that are special adaptations to living at sea. Because albatrosses drink ocean water to stay hydrated, they need to excrete excess salt using a salt gland above their eyes. The…Tubenose
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