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Lava Gull

Leucophaeus fuliginosus

Description:

At the fisherman's wharf area by the pelicans.



1 species ID suggestions

Lava Gull
Leucophaeus fuliginosus Lava Gull

4 Comments

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 5 years ago

CDF - Not more than 400 pairs in the world?!? The rarest gull in the world? Wow! I'm glad I clicked these, because the pelicans were dominating the area. :) I'll truly appreciate this spotting.

While it is easily seen on Galapagos, it probably is the rarest gull in the world. There probably exist not more than 400 pairs, all of them on Galapagos of course. You can see on your second spotting that the species is being studied; this bird is banded.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 5 years ago

Thanks Jake. I couldn't decide between Lava or Franklin's. Some of my Galapagos field guides are lame. :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Fantastic gull, Neil!

Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Lat: -0.74, Long: -90.31

Spotted on Oct 26, 2013
Submitted on Nov 10, 2013

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