Galápagos


Birds of
The Galápagos Islands: 4


Swallow-tailed Gull

Larus furcatus 
This is the only gull in the world which feeds mostly at night: it has specially adapted eyes to aid this, as it feeds far out to sea.
This is an adult in breeding plumage: in non-breeding plumage, the head is white with a dark patch around the eye.

Swallow-tailed Gull - 21Kb
Galapagos Flycatcher

Galápagos Flycatcher

Myiarchus magnirostris
The endemic Flycatcher species is attractive and tame: one of the books even described it as "curious" which is probably even more accurate. Certainly this one kept coming closer than my closest focus!
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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Nyctanassa violacea pauper
The Galápagos Islands have their own endemic sub-species. This one was photographed in the mangroves just outside Puerto Ayora.


 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 29Kb

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The Islands

Bartolomé

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Fernandina

Floreana

Genovesa

Isabela

San Cristóbal

Santa Cruz

Santa Fé

Santiago

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