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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Ciconiiformes
Family:Procellariidae
Genus:Diomedea
Genus species:Diomedea irrorata

Animal Characteristics

Weight:3-5 kg
Identification:The waved albatross has black wings and saddle, white plumage, and an orange hooked bill. The feet are blue in color.
Habitat:Oceans, coasts, coastal islands
Diet:Carnivore: fish, squid
Reproduction:Waved albatrosses mate for life and only in the Galapagos Islands. Both sexes incubate their single egg for two months.
Large groups of albatrosses form during the mating season.
Behavior:Waved albatrosses spend part of their year at sea although they do not travel very far, nor are they gone for a very long time.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The waved albatross can live up to 45 years.

Other Information

Geographic:Central parts of Western South America Date:1973-07 Subjects:gull-like bird
Waved albatross
Galapagos albatross
Diomedea
Albatrosses
Procellariiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Water birds
Waterfowl