Birds of Colombia

ALBATROSSES | ALBATROSES

Found in the Pacific Ocean of elegant flight it has extraordinarily long wings and black plumage, big yellow bill. Life span from 20 to 40 years. Because of their bulk and long thin wings, the birds run on water, flapping until they become airborne.  They are expert gliders.

Se encuentran en el Océano Pacífico.  Vuelo elegante, tienen alas extraordinariamente largas y con plumaje negro y blanco, pico grande amarillo.  Viven de 20 a 40 años. Por sus largas y pesadas alas no pueden volar a no ser que corran una larga distancia en el agua para levantar vuelo.  Son expertos planeadores en vuelo.

WAVED ALBATROSS

Name in English: Waved Albatross
Name in Spanish: Albatros de Galápagos
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Diomedeidae
Scientific Name: Phoebastria irrorata
Size/Tamaño: 33 in | 85 cm
Status: 
Location: Rearly in the Pacific Ocean
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Photos by: Luis A. Materón ©

waved albatross, albatros de Galapagos, phoebastria irrorata

Male   ♂︎



BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS

Name in English: Black-browed Albatross
Name in Spanish: Albatros ceja negra
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Diomedeidae
Scientific Name: Talassarche melanophris
Size/Tamaño: 33 in | 85 cm
Status: 
Location: 
Altura: 
Notes: 


Photos by: Luis A. Materón ©

waved albatross, albatros de Galapagos, phoebastria irrorata

Male   ♂︎

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