The family Diomedeidae whose members are known as albatrosses, range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. They are among the largest of flying birds, with wingspans reaching up to 12 feet (3.7 m). The albatrosses are allied to the procellariids, storm petrels, and diving petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses). Albatrosses feed on squid, fish
and krill by either scavenging, surface seizing, or diving. Albatrosses are colonial nesting, for the most part, on remote oceanic islands where several species nesting together. A breeding season can take over a year from laying to fledging, with a single egg laid in each breeding attempt. There is one genus and six species of albatrosses known to occur in Peru. Photo: Waved Albatross.