The Waved Albatross
 
Name:  Waved Albatross
Scientific Name:   Diomedea irrorata
Length:  85 - 93 cm
Wingspan:  230 - 240 cm
 
Both sexes of the Waved Albatross are generally alike, although males are larger than females.  Their plumage is mainly grey-brown with pale head and neck, and the back of the neck is tinged yellow.  The underwings are white with dark trailing-edge.  The bill is large and yellow.
 
The Waved Albatross is a great flier, gliding for prolonged periods without flapping their wings, particularly in windy conditions.  They feed from the surface, usually far out to sea.