Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)

As with the other birds on the beach of Genovesa, the gulls are not at all disturbed by the humans visiting – it seems we are regarded as part of the “background noise” – a normal part of the wildlife. This call is therefore to other fellow gulls and not a distress call.

It’s plumage is of course not by chance! Whatever the function, a human can only admire it’s beauty!

It sounds like this:

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