Birds observed on Galápagos 2009
   
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Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) (breeding endemic)

 

Waved Albatross

Magnificent frigatebird Fregata magnificens

Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens)

 

Magnificent frigatebird Fregata magnificens

Magnificent Frigatebird

Magnificent Frigatebird

 

Magnificent Frigatebird

Two species of frigatebird lives on Galápagos. This is the Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor), Los Lobos Island

 

Great Frigatebird with chick, Los Lobos Island

Galápagos penguins Spheniscus mendiculus

Galápagos Penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus) (endemic)

 

Galápagos penguins Spheniscus mendiculus

Galápagos Penguin

Galápagos Penguin

 

Galápagos Penguin

Blue-footed booby Sula nebouxii

Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii)

 

Juvenile Blue-footed Booby

The Blue-footed Booby nests on the ground. Here one with two chicks

 

Blue-footed booby Sula nebouxii

Juvenile Blue-footed Booby practicing mating behavior lifting one foot...

Nazca Booby (Sula granti)

 

Nazca Booby, Espanola Island

Nazca Booby nesting on the ground

 

Nazca Booby

Bird cliff

 

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), San Cristobal Island

Galápagos Shearwater (Puffinus subalaris) (endemic), San Cristobal Island

 

Galápagos Shearwater, San Cristobal Island

Galápagos Petrel (Pterodroma phaeopygia) (breeding endemic)

 

Galápagos Petrel

American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)

 

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)

Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)

 

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)

 

Semi-palmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)

 

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)

White-vented storm-petrel (Elliot's) Oceanites gracilis

White-vented Storm-Petrel (Elliot's) (Oceanites gracilis)

 

Wedge-rumped storm-petrel Oceanodroma tethys?

Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma tethys)?

White-vented storm-petrel (Elliot's) Oceanites gracilis

White-vented Storm-Petrel

 

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma castro

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma castro)

Brown pelican Pelicanus occidentalis urinator

Brown Pelican (Pelicanus occidentalis urinator)

 

Brown Pelican

White-cheeked pintail Anas bahamensis

White-cheeked Pintail (Anas bahamensis)

 

Striated Heron (Butorides striatus)

 

Lava heron Butorides sundevalli

Lava Heron feeding on flies next to a dead sea lion pup

 

Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)

Lava heron Butorides sundevalli

Lava Heron (Butorides sundevalli) (endemic)

 

Lava Heron

Lava Gull (Larus fulignosus) (endemic)

 

Immature Lava Gull

Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) (breeding endemic)

 

Swallow-tailed Gull

Brown noddy Anous stolidus

Brown Noddy landing on a Brown Pelican catching a fish

 

Brown Noddy (Anous stolidus)

Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus)

 

Nesting Red-billed Tropicbird

Galápagos hawk Buteo galapagoensis (Endemic)

Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) (endemic)

 

Galápagos Hawk

Galápagos Mockingbird (Minus parvulus) (endemic), Santa Cruz

 

Galápagos Mockingbird, Santa Cruz

Española Mockingbird (Minus macdonaldi) (endemic), Española Island

 

Española (also called Hood) Mockingbird, Española Island

Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)

 

Yellow Warbler, juvenile

Cactus finch Geopiza scandens (Endemic)

Common Cactus Finch (Geospiza scandens) (endemic), Santa Cruz

 

Galápagos Flycatcher (Myiarchus magnirostris) (endemic)

Small Ground Finch (Geospiza fuliginosa) (endemic), Santa Cruz

 

Common Cactus Finch

Medium Ground Finch (Geospiza magnirostris) (endemic), San Cristobal

 

Galápagos dove Zenaida galapagensis

A blurry Galápagos Dove (Zenaida galapagensis) (endemic)

     
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