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Swallow-tailed Gulls

Creagrus furcatus


The Swallow-tailed Gull is an equatorial seabird in the gull family Laridae. The species is endemic to the Galapagos Islands. The Swallow-tailed Gull has a very distinctive black head with a red ring around its eye. It has a black bill with a grey tip.


The Swallow-tailed Gull is equally at home on cliffs, sand and rough lava deposits. Cliff ledges appear to be the gull’s most successful breeding ground and nesting habitat. It frequents all of the Galapagos Islands, except Fernandina. After breeding in the Galapagos, the gulls fly east into Ecuador and Peru. Some occasionally travel into Panama.

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katmc2020 6 years ago


gerardthethird 7 years ago

those are cute!

To Charles Darwin Foundation
I am sorry, but I don't remember on which island of galapagos I got these Swallow-tailed Gull. At that time I had no wildlife website and did not look so much in details, now it's different...

Very beautiful! - Do you remember where you spotted this very attractive couple?

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago


Thanks a lot everybody for your nice comments.....

KarenSaxton 7 years ago


alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Very Nice!

gatorfellows 7 years ago

Nice :)

NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago


Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Lat: -0.59, Long: -90.34

Spotted on Jan 31, 2008
Submitted on Jan 5, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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