Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Swallow - Tailed Gull from the Galapagos in Ecuador

Galapagos - Ecuador
Isla Seymour Norte (North Seymour Island)
Gaviota de cola bifurcada (Galacian for Gull of Forked Tail)
Swallow - tailed gull
Gabelschwanzmoewe (German for Gulls)
Moutte a queue d'hirondelle (Mouette - French for Swallow-Tail Gull)
Creagrus furcatus

Photo: Jaime Dominguez Rodas - 1996

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North Seymour (Spanish: Isla Seymour Norte) is a small island near to Baltra Island in the Galapagos Islands. It was formed by uplift of a submarine lava formation.

It has an area of 1.9 square kilometres (0.73 sq mi) and a maximum altitude of 28 metres (92 ft). This island is home to a large population of blue-footed boobies and swallow-tailed gulls. It hosts one of the largest populations of frigatebirds.

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