Galapagos – Swallow-tailed Gull

Galapagos Birds - Swallow-tailed Gull

Galapagos Birds – Swallow-tailed Gull

The Swallow-tailed Gull breeds mainly on the Galapagos Islands. It forms loose colonies with large inter-nest distances but can be solitary, nesting on steep slopes or broken cliffs, often on broad cliff-top ledges but also just above the wave line, and on gravelly beaches and under vegetation.

In the breeding season, the adult has a black plumaged head and a bright red fleshy rim around each eye.

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