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66 And Still Laying Eggs

Discussion in 'Non Parrot Media' started by DizzyBlue, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

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  2. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Wow I didn't realise they could live that long!
     
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  3. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    This is Wisdom last year with her chick :)
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  4. K8

    K8 Regular Member

    Blimey they do live to a good old age! Good luck with hatching and raising your chicks Wisdom.
     
  5. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

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    Oooo thanks for posting....I have a real soft spot for Albatross ...

    One of my favourite piccies of them
     
  6. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    @dianaT they have up to an 11ft wing span and when they fledge they fly out to sea and apparently don't return to land for between 5 and 10 years, they reach sexual maturity at the age of 8 or 9 and its a till death do us part relationship a mate for life. They return to nest in the exact same spot each time laying one egg and always with the same partner they wait for each other :) If they loose their partner they wait for two to three years before looking for another.
    Totally amazing birds
     
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  7. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    This is Wisdoms partner and her together
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    His name is Akeakamai which is Hawaiian meaning "Love of Wisdom"
     
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  8. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    incubation period .... between 70 and 80 days :copas: that's a heck of a lot of sitting!
     
  9. Kerin

    Kerin Regular Member

    I love them too, it's lovely to know that Wisdom is doing so well and breeding so successfully at her age. It does make me wonder how long the average lifespan of these birds is though, and if she is maybe more typical than we previously knew? :)
     
  10. Shirley

    Shirley Regular Member

    They are adorable Tash , you mainly see them on wild life programs these days x

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  11. Lou

    Lou Regular Member

    wow that's wonderful I had no idea they lived so long blimey, good work Wisdom that's a fair amount of eggs in your lifetime!
     
  12. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    its so good to see an old lady of the sea still being young and attracting the fella's they are such a spectacular bird.
     
  13. Erika

    Erika Regular Member

    awww they were featured on the panet earth II but had no idea they had a life expectancy as long as they had
     
  14. Kim

    Kim Guest

    I saw them when I went whale watching in New Zealand. Didn't see a whale and got seasick but did see a couple of Albatrosses. Lovely majestic birds.
     
  15. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Has anybody heard if Wisdom has returned with her new mate yet?
    She has laid a couple of times in consecutive years just wondering if she has appeared yet or if she will be giving this year a miss?!
     
  16. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

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