Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Albatrosses :: Waved Albatross

Waved Albatross Phoebastria irrorata

Described by: Salvin (1883)
Alternate common name(s): Galapagos Albatross
Old scientific name(s): Diomedea irrorata, Diomedea leptorhyncha

Photographs

Espanola Island, Galapagos, Ecuador - Jul, 1999 © Allen Chartier  Espanola Island, Galapagos, Ecuador - Jul, 1999 © Allen Chartier  Espanola Island, Galapagos, Ecuador - Jul, 1999 © Allen Chartier  Galapagos, Ecuador - Aug, 1998 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Galapagos, Ecuador - Aug, 1998 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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Range

Galapagos Is. in e. Pacific Ocean;
Breeds in the se. Galapagos Is. (Hood or Espanola Is. at Punta Suarez, Punta Cevallos, s. coast and the s. slopes of the highest hills) and Ecuador (Isla de la Plata).
Disperses to the coasts of Colombia (nw. Choco), Ecuador and e. Peru in the Humboldt Current mainly between 4N and 12S (s. to Independencia Bay and Mollendo). Large nonbreeding concentrations occur in the Gulf of Guayaquil, Ecuador and Lobos de Tierra Is., n. Peru.

Videos

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Sounds

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References

Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.

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