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Galapagos Islands
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Lava Gull: The lava gull has 400 existing pairs, however it is easy to find them because they are widely distributed on all of the islands. They are especially found in the bays and lakes near Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island.

This species of gull is endemic to the Galapagos Islands and is also the most rare in the world.

Frigate: This bird is called this because it is an experienced food thief like the pirates that inhabited the islands. The frigates have a red sack that they inflate to attract females during mating. Frigates can be found on San Cristobal Island's Punta Pitt, on Seymour Island and in the Darwin bay of Genovesa Island.

Flightless Cormorant: This bird is endemic to the islands and is a unique species of cormorant that cannot fly because it lacks wings but is an excellent swimmer. This cormorant is currently threatened and is only found on the western part of the Isabela and Fernandina Islands.

Galapagos Penguin: This species is endemic to the islands. The El Niño phenomonen, produced by the current of the same name, killed almost 75% of their population which is slowly recovering. You can see them on Fernandina, Bartolome and Isabela Islands.

Red-beaked Tropic Bird: these birds are considered to be the most attractive of the entire archipelago. Their long tail, red beak and bright white body distinguish this species from the others. They are found on Española and Genovesa Islands.

Swallow-tailed Gull: These gulls are endemic to the Galapagos Islands and are the only gulls that are nocturnal. They have white with gray plumage and red feet and a ring of the same color around their eye. They can mainly be found on the Islands of Genovesa and Seymour.

True Petrel: These birds have black and white plumage. They can be seen fishing with their beaks in the water looking for fish and squid.

Storm Petrel: there are three species of storm petrel and all of them can be found on Genovesa Island. They are the smallest marine birds in the Galapagos.


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