Waved Albatross

Last updated: June 29, 2001

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Waved Albatross

Waved Albatross Dancing Waved Albatross Here are a couple of photos of the Waved Albatross nesting on Hood Island (also called Española Island) in the Galápagos Islands.

It is a huge bird with perhaps a 2 meter wingspan. What is most interesting, however, is the mating dance done by the male and female before and during nesting season. The still image on the right hardly does justice to it.

If you've got a fast web connection, here's an mpeg file of the dance: Waved Dance. It's about 1.5 megabytes in size.