The Waved Albatross breeds primarily on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Islands. They are notable for their 7-8 foot wingspan, their amazing mating ritual which includes a lot of ducking and bowing and rapid swaying back and forth, as well as clucking and tapping their bright yellow bills in a unique rhythm. They also mate for life.
They can fly for hours at at time, gliding along wind currents. Typically, due to their enormous wings, they take flight by jumping off cliffs.