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Swallow-tailed Gull, Creagrus furcatus, 51 - 58 cm. / 20 - 22.8 in. COMMON ENDEMIC. Nocturnal gull seen from the boat, roosting on the cliffs. Flocks of this gull would follow our boat at night making their strange, chuckle-laughing call.

Isla Genovese, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

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Tags:   Laridae Gulls, Terns and Skimmers Swallow-tailed Gull Birds of Ecuador Birds of The Galapagos Creagrus furcatus ©bryanjsmith

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Woodpecker Finch, Camarhynchus pallides striatipectus, 15 cm. / 5.9 in. Locally COMMON resident and ENDEMIC. One of the few species in the world that uses a tool, having learned how to manipulate a twig or thorn in it's bill to pry insects out of crevices.

Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

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Tags:   Camarhynchus pallidus striatipectus Thraupidae Tanagers and Allies Woodpecker Finch Camarhynchus pallidus Birds of Ecuador Birds of The Galapagos Darwin's Finches

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Blue-footed Booby, Sula nebouxii excisa, 66 - 77 cm. / 25.9 - 30.3 in. COMMON resident and ENDEMIC sub-species.

Punta Suarez, Isla Espanola, Galapagos, Ecuador.

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Tags:   Sulidae Boobies and Gannets Sula nebouxii excisa Sula nebouxii Blue-footed Booby Birds of Ecuador Birds of The Galapagos

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Flightless Cormorant, Galapagos Cormorant, Phalacrocorax harrisi, 89 - 100 cm. / 35 - 39.37 in. ENDANGERED and UNCOMMON localized resident. Marine, usually close to shore. 500 mm + 1.4 x handheld.

Punta Moreno, Isla Isabela, Galapagos, Ecuador.

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Tags:   bird pictures Cormorant Flightless Galapagos harrisi Phalacrocorax Phalacrocorax harrisi Flightless Cormorant Galapagos Cormorant

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Galapagos Dove, Zenaida galapagoensis, 18 - 23 cm. / 7.1 - 9.06 in. Generally COMMON resident of the arid zone.

Isla Genovese, Galapagos, Ecuador.

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Tags:   Columbidae Pigeons and Doves Birds of Ecuador Birds of The Galapagos Zenaida galapagoensis Galapagos Dove


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