Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)

The only beach on Genovesa has quite a few Swallow-tailed gulls among the Boobies and Fregate birds.

The striking red eye-ring is hyptnotizing and the gulls are just beautiful to watch as they gracefully and rather slowly move around – if at all. Several individuals seem hung up on heir feet as they repeatedly look at the ground right beneath them – which is where their feet are.

Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)

I’m used to loud and very busy gulls in Europe, but these have a very unusual life – they feed by night! Perhaps that’s their loud and busy hours?

Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)

Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus)

It sounds like this:

Ecuador
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Last updated on 6 April 2023