Birds of Colombia

ALBATROSS 
ALBATROS

ORDER/ORDEN: Procellariiformes

FAMILY/FAMILIA: Diomedeidae

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 Spanish: Albatros de Galápagos

Size/Tamaño: 33 in | 85 cm
Location: Rarely in the Pacific Ocean
Altura: Sea Level
Status: 


waved albatross, albatros de Galapagos, phoebastria irrorata

Phoebastria irrorata

Male   ♂︎

Photo by: Photo: ©Dgwildlife
iStock/Getty Images Plus

Phoebastria irrorata

Photo by: W. Scott Young
Macaulay Library ML165411631

Waved Albatross, Albatros de Galapagos

BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS

Name in Spanish: Albatros ceja negra

Size/Tamaño: 33 in | 85 cm
Location: Rare accidental in the Pacific
Altura: Sea Level

Status: 

waved-browed albatross, albatros de ceja negra

Talassarche melanophris

Male   ♂︎

Photos by: ©Pablo Gutiérrez Maier
Macaulay Library ML 108104871 

Talassarche melanophris

Photo by: ©JJ HArrison Macaulay Library ML163372921

black-browed albatross song