Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Photos Of Galapagos Islands: Birds

Galapagos Lava Gull

Galapagos Pelican

American Oystercatcher

Noddy, a type of tern.

Flightless Cormorants on the nest.
We practically had to step over them as we
got off the boat.
Flightless Cormorant. Only in the Galapagos.

Flightless Cormorant checking its shadow.

Lava Heron hunting for crabs among
Marine Iguana tails.

A curious Lava Heron.

Great Blue Heron.

Galapagos Penguin. Strange to see a penguin
sitting under a cactus!

Galapagos penguins relaxing on the lava rocks.

Storm Petrels. They practically walk on
the water while eating insects.

Blue Footed Booby in mating dance.

Blue Footed Booby

Magnificent Frigatebird

Magnificent Frigatebird. They loved to follow
the boat and were very entertaining.

Immature flamingo. No pink yet.

Flamingo, of course.

Galapagos Mockingbird.

Galapagos Flycatcher.

Medium Ground Finch. The 13 species of finches
found in the Galapagos supposedly inspired Darwin's
theories on evolution.
Cactus finch. Males do most of the feeding.

Cactus finch.

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