Waved Albatross Brooding an Egg Notice the wavy pattern in the breast feathers of this Waved Albatross as she broods an egg that may weigh up to 1 lb. The monogamous pair must raise their single chick before the arrival of the hot season so that it can fly out of Espaņola Island. The arrival of the warm waters brings rain, which causes rapid growth of vegetation. With this natural obstacle, albatrosses could never make it to the cliffs to fly away in late December. Punta Suarez, Espanola Island.
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