RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD

INFORMATION

The red-billed tropicbird is widely spread around the eastern pacific and the Caribbean and Indian oceans. In the Galapagos, they are found all around as they choose cliffs and rocky walls to nest.

They feed by plunge-diving mainly on squid and small fish, but they are poor swimmers. When sitting in the water after a catch, the tail feathers are locked in an upright position and this is usual to see.

Their courtship ritual is performed in the air by aerial acrobatics. Female and males are alike, but the male has a longer tail. Breeding happens all along the year and they lay one single egg.

OTHER SPECIES

Cormorant

Cormorant

This living example of the evolutionary processes lives on the rocky shores of the western side of the archipelago. Their shocking appearance is the result of the unique nature of the Galapagos. ...
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Albatross

Albatross

The largest and most elegant bird of the Galapagos, which migrates around the south pacific but would only reproduce in one island at the southeast of the archipelago....
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Red Footed Booby

Red Footed Booby

This bird is the smallest in size but is part of the largest population of boobies of the archipelago. The biggest nesting colony in the world is found in the Galapagos Islands....
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Nazca Booby

Nazca Booby

This bird is the largest, elegant and whitest of the boobies. Named Nazca boobie because of its inhabiting area...
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Frigatebird

Frigatebird

This bird has the largest ratio of wing area to body weight of any bird in the world. They seem to hang up in the sky when flying and are magnificent pirates for feeding....
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Blue Footed Booby

Blue Footed Booby

Their main feature is the bright blue color of their feet. Their clumsiness on the ground, lead the bobbie to be named by the Spanish “bobo”, from where boobie is used as its nickname......
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