These birds nest on the rocky cliffs of the eastern islands in the Galapagos. Frequently the pairs stay together for several years although they are not truly monogamous. Incubation of the eggs takes about 33 days and then it’s another two months or so before the chicks make their first flight. Both parents share in caring for the babies and will feed the youngsters for up to 90 days after their first flight.
This bird breeds almost exclusively in the Galapagos Islands. When not breeding or caring for their young, these birds spend most of their lives at sea. They only come ashore to nest.
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