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Waved albatross chick sitting in nest on Espanola, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

The nests are built on areas of lava with boulders and sparse vegetation. The eggs are laid between April and June and incubated for two months after that. When the eggs hatch, the chicks stay together in small nurseries while the parents go out to the sea for hunting. The young reach adult size by December and leave the colony by January.

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