French: Albatros des Galapagos German: Galapagosalbatros Spanish: Albatros de Galápagos
Callao Bay, Peru
EC Pacific Ocean, breeding on Española I (in Galapagos) and on La Plata I, off Ecuador.
80–93 cm; male 3750 g (± 320 g), female 3040 g (± 170 g); wingspan 220–250 cm. Long-billed albatross with unique combination of brown body and... read more
Displaying birds give Croaks, Yaps and prolonged Sky-calls.
Marine and mainly pelagic, but may approach coast in zone of Humboldt Current. Only albatross... read more
Food and feeding
Apparently mainly scavenges dead prey. Large fish and squid taken from water surface; also feeds on crustaceans. Squid fed to chicks... read more
Annual breeder, although females that bred successfully tend to start later in following season, while failed breeders commence earlier.... read more
Birds from Galapagos leave islands Jan–Mar, dispersing E & S to waters of Humboldt... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Previously considered Near Threatened. Population estimated at c. 12,000 breeding pairs in 1971, then 18,200 in 1994, with perhaps 50,000–70,000... read more
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