Unique animals of the Galapagos Islands: Waved albatross

Waved albatross https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waved_albatross The largest bird found on the Galapagos is the waved albatross. It’s also the only species of albatross found entirely in the tropics. Though the species soars over long distances, it breeds exclusively on the Galapagos Islands. You should look for particular Galapagos islands itinerary to spot them. We’ll be happy to […]

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Unique animals of the Galapagos Islands: Large painted locusts

Large painted locusts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schistocerca_melanocera These beautiful colorful locusts, endemic to the Galapagos Islands, typically grow to around 8 centimeters in length. The large painted locusts are an important part of the food chain on the islands, serving as principal prey for lava lizards https://galapagosy.com/galapagos-news/galapagos-lava-lizards/ and the Galapagos hawk You can spot them during your Galapagos […]

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Unique animals of the Galapagos Islands: Magnificent frigatebird

Magnificent frigatebird https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnificent_frigatebird There are few birds easier to recognize than male magnificent frigatebirds. They have a giant red throat pouch which makes for a bright, stunning display when fully inflated. It’s almost comical to see them puff up. Of course, the brighter the pouch, the more attractive they appear to females.   You can […]

Unique animals of the Galapagos Islands: Lava lizards

Lava lizards https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microlophus_albemarlensis One of the most common animals found on the Galapagos are the islands’ small lizards, often affectionately referred to as “lava lizards.” There are at least seven recognized species, each with unique traits. Like with the Galapagos’ finches, the variety of species of lava lizards represent a remarkable example of adaptive radiation. […]

Unique animals of the Galapagos Islands: Galapagos hawk

Galapagos hawk As the only diurnal raptor to inhabit the islands, the Galapagos hawk is hard to miss. Though it mostly preys on small animals such as locusts, centipedes and lizards, this raptor is a top predator and has been known to swoop down on iguanas https://galapagosy.com/galapagos-news/marine-iguana/ and giant tortoise hatchlings. You can spot them […]

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Unique animals of the Galapagos Islands: Blue-footed boobies

Blue-footed boobies The funny name almost matches these creatures’ funny look. Blue-footed boobies are most easily recognized by their signature feet. The birds’ mating ritual is also an entertaining affair, as males lift their feet up and down in a strutting display for the females.   You can spot them on Galapagos excursions in the […]

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Unique animals of the Galapagos Islands Galapagos penguin

Galapagos Penguin Facts, Penguin Species Living in Tropical Climates   Penguins are a species of sea bird that generally live in cold waters in the southern hemisphere. But apparently there are also types of penguins that live in tropical areas, the Galapagos Penguin. As the name implies, these penguins can only be found in the […]

Unique animals of the Galapagos Islands Galapagos finches

FEEDING ON BLOOD. SCIENTISTS NAME GALAPAGOS VAMPIRE CREATURES   As you know, in nature there are predators and herbivores. But some living organisms prefer food that shocks a person.   At least three types of dangerous vampires are widely distributed and known in the world, which not only drink other people’s blood, but also carry […]

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Unique animals of the Galapagos Islands Galapagos cormorants

Galapagos cormorants have forgotten how to fly because of non-growing cilia   American and Chilean biologists have discovered how the Galapagos flightless cormorant lost its ability to fly. Representatives of this species have changed the functions of proteins that regulate the growth or work of cilia (cilia – important cellular organelles), and the absence or […]

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