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American Oystercatcher  [Haematopus palliatus]
The American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus), occasionally called the American Pied Oystercatcher, is a member of family Haematopodidae. The bird is uniquely marked by its black and white body and a long, thick orange beak. This shorebird is approxim...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/american_oystercatcher/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Black-necked Stilt  [Himantopus mexicanus]
The Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) is a locally abundant resident of American wetlands and coastlines, from the coastal areas of California, much of the interior western United States and along the Gulf of Mexico as far east as Florida, then so...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/black_necked_stilt/ - Last revised: Sep 15, 2013
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Blue-footed Booby  [Sula nebouxii]
The Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) is a bird in the Sulidae family which comprises ten species of long-winged seabirds.The name “booby” comes from the Spanish term bobo, which means \"stupid fellow\". This is because the Blue-footed Booby is clumsy on...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/blue_footed_booby/ - Last revised: Sep 15, 2013
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Brown Noddy  [Anous stolidus]
The Brown Noddy or Common Noddy Anous stolidus is a seabird from the tern family. The largest of the noddies, it can be told from the closely related Black Noddy by its larger size and plumage, which is dark brown rather than black. The Brown Noddy is a t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brown_noddy/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Brown Pelican  [Pelecanus occidentalis]
The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is the smallest of the eight species of pelican, although it is a large bird in nearly every other regard. It is 106-137 cm (42-54 in) in length, weighs from 2.75 to 5.5 kg (6-12 lbs) and has a wingspan from 1.83...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/brown_pelican/ - Last revised: Feb 29, 2016
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Elliot's Storm-Petrel
The White-vented Storm-petrel (Oceanites gracilis) is a species of seabird in the storm-petrel family Hydrobatidae. The species is also known as Elliot's Storm-petrel. There are two subspecies, O. g. gracilis, which is found in the Humboldt Current off Pe...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/elliots_storm_petrel/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Fernandina Snake
Local but fairly common. Two named subspecies occur, mainly in the arid and shore zones: Galápagos Snake dorsalis (Baltra, Rabida, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe and Santiago), Fernandina Snake occidentalis (Fernandina) and Isabela Snake helleri (Isabela and Tortug...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/fernandina_snake/ - Last revised: Nov 24, 2016
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Flightless Cormorant  [Phalacrocorax harrisi]
The Flightless Cormorant (Phalacrocorax harrisi), also known as the Galápagos Cormorant, is a cormorant native to the Galápagos Islands, and an example of the highly unusual fauna there. It is unique in that it is the only cormorant that has lost the abil...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/flightless_cormorant/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Galápagos Dove  [Zenaida galapagoensis]
The Galápagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is endemic to the Galápagos, off Ecuador.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/galapagos_dove/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Galápagos Flycatcher  [Myiarchus magnirostris]
The Large-billed Flycatcher (Myiarchus magnirostris) also known as the Galápagos Flycatcher is a species of bird in the Tyrannidae family. It is endemic to Ecuador.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dr...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/galapagos_flycatcher/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Galápagos Green Turtle
The Galápagos Green Turtle is a subspecies of the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas).The Galápagos Green Turtle is a subpopulation of the Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia mydas. It is endemic to the tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific Ocean (Koch, 2007)....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/galapagos_green_turtle/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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Galápagos Hawk  [Buteo galapagoensis]
The Galápagos Hawk, (Buteo galapagoensis), is a large hawk endemic to the Galápagos Islands. Known for its fearlessness towards humans and authority over the islands as the only original predator, this raptor has inhabited the Galápagos archipelago for ov...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/galapagos_hawk/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Galápagos Mockingbird  [Nesomimus parvulus]
The Galápagos Mockingbird (Nesomimus parvulus) is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is endemic to the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.The Galápagos Mockingbird is easily spotted on the Galápagos Islands due to its feathers which are streaked brown an...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/galapagos_mockingbird/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Galápagos Penguin  [Spheniscus mendiculus]
The Galápagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) is a penguin endemic to the Galápagos Islands. It is the only penguin to live on the equator and can survive due to the cool temperatures resulting from the Humboldt Current and cool waters from great depths b...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/galapagos_penguin/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Galápagos Sea Lion
The Galápagos Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus wollebaeki) is a species of mammal in the Otariidae family endemic to Ecuador. Being fairly social, and one of the most numerous of the archipelago species, they are often spotted sun-bathing on sandy shores...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/mammals/galapagos_sea_lion/ - Last revised: Apr 19, 2009
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Galápagos Shearwater  [Puffinus subalaris]
The Galápagos Shearwater, Puffinus subalaris is a small shearwater. Until recently it was considered to be a subspecies of Audubon's Shearwater, but it is actually one of two members of a very ancient lineage of the small Puffinus species, the other being...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/galapagos_shearwater/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Galápagos Tortoise
The Galápagos tortoise (or Galápagos giant tortoise), is the largest living tortoise, endemic to nine islands of the Galápagos archipelago. Adults of large subspecies can weigh over 300 kilograms (660lb) and measure 1.2 meters (4 ft) long. Although the ma...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/galapagos_tortoise/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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Galápagos Yellow Warbler  [Dendroica petechia aureola]
The Yellow Warbler, Dendroica petechia, is a New World warbler. It is the most widespread Dendroica warbler, breeding in almost the whole of North America and down to northern South America.The Yellow Warbler proper (aestiva group) breeds in the whole of...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/galapagos_yellow_warbler/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Great Frigatebird  [Fregata minor]
The Great Frigatebird (Fregata minor) is a large dispersive seabird in the frigatebird family. Major nesting populations are found in the Pacific (including Galápagos Islands) and Indian Oceans, as well as a population in the South Atlantic. It feeds on f...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/great_frigatebird/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Hood Mockingbird  [Nesomimus macdonaldi]
The Hood Mockingbird (Nesomimus macdonaldi) or Española Mockingbird is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is endemic to Española Island in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador and is a member of the Galápagos mockingbirds, four closely related species...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/hood_mockingbird/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Land Iguana  [Conolophus subcristatus]
The Galápagos Land Iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) is a species of lizard in the Iguanidae family. It is one of two species of the genus Conolophus. It is endemic to the Galápagos Islands, primarily the islands of Fernandina, Isabela, Santa Cruz, North S...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/land_iguana/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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Large Cactus-Finch  [Geospiza conirostris]
The Large Cactus-finch (Geospiza conirostris) is a species of bird often placed in the Emberizidae family. It is one of Darwin's finches, and is endemic to the Galápagos islands (Ecuador), breeding only on Española Island, Genovesa, Darwin Island, and Wol...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/large_cactus_finch/ - Last revised: Dec 07, 2011
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Large Ground-finch  [Geospiza magnirostris]
The Large Ground-finch (Geospiza magnirostris) is a species of bird. One of Darwin's finches, it is now placed in the family Thraupidae and was formerly in the Emberizidae. It is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry for...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/large_ground_finch/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Lava Gull  [Larus fuliginosus]
The Lava Gull (Larus fuliginosus) is a large gull and very closely related to the Laughing Gull. It is the world's rarest gull with the entire population living on the Galápagos Islands. There is only an estimated 300 pairs there.Adult plumage, acquired i...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lava_gull/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Lava Heron  [Butorides sundevalli]
The Lava Heron, Butorides sundevalli, is a species of heron endemic to the Galápagos Islands. The adult is slate-grey, which helps it blend in with the hardened lava. The back feathers typically have a silvery sheen and it has a short crest on its head. W...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/lava_heron/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Lava Lizard
The reptile genus Tropidurus includes several species of ground lizard. It includes seven which are endemic to the Galápagos Islands, where collectively known as lava lizards, although these commonly are placed in the genus Microlophus instead. The distri...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/lava_lizard/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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Magnificent Frigatebird  [Fregata magnificens]
The Magnificent Frigatebird (Fregata magnificens) was sometimes previously known as Man O'War, reflecting its rakish lines, speed, and aerial piracy of other birds.It is widespread in the tropical Atlantic, breeding colonially in trees in Florida, the Car...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/magnificent_frigatebird/ - Last revised: Feb 04, 2013
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Marine Iguana
The Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) is an iguana found only on the Galápagos Islands that has the ability, unique among modern lizards, to live and forage in the sea. It has spread to all the islands in the archipelago, and is sometimes called the...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/marine_iguana/ - Last revised: Oct 22, 2011
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Medium Ground-finch  [Geospiza fortis]
The Medium Ground-finch (Geospiza fortis) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family.It is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.One of Darwin's finches, the species...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/medium_ground_finch/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Nazca Booby  [Sula granti]
The Nazca Booby, Sula granti, is a booby which is found in the eastern Pacific Ocean, namely on the Galápagos Islands where it can be seen by eco-tourists, and on Clipperton Island. The Revillagigedo Islands off Baja California which possibly constitute i...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/nazca_booby/ - Last revised: Aug 17, 2009
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Red-billed Tropicbird  [Phaethon aethereus]
The Red-billed Tropicbird, Phaethon aethereus, also known as the Boatswain Bird is a tropicbird, one of three closely related seabirds of tropical oceans. It occurs in the tropical Atlantic, eastern Pacific and Indian Oceans.The Indian Ocean race of the R...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_billed_tropicbird/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Red-footed Booby  [Sula sula]
The Red-footed Booby, Sula sula, is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. They are powerful and agile fliers, but they are clumsy in takeoffs and landings.It's the smallest of all boobies, at 71 cm in length and a 137 cm wingspan. It has red legs...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/red_footed_booby/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Ruddy Turnstone  [Arenaria interpres]
The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family Charadriidae. It is a...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/ruddy_turnstone/ - Last revised: Oct 28, 2015
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Sally Lightfoot Crab
The crab Grapsus grapsus (known variously as \"red rock crab\", \"abuete negro\", and, together with other crabs such as Percnon gibbesi, as \"Sally Lightfoot\") is one of the most common crabs along the western coast of South America. It can also be seen...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/reptiles/sally_lightfoot_crab/ - Last revised: Aug 06, 2009
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Small Ground-finch  [Geospiza fuliginosa]
The Small Ground-finch (Geospiza fuliginosa) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family. It is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland....
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/small_ground_finch/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Smooth-billed Ani  [Crotophaga ani]
The Smooth-billed Ani Crotophaga ani is a large near-passerine bird in the cuckoo family. It is a resident breeding species from southern Florida, the West Indies, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, south to western Ecuador, Brazil ,northern Argentina and t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/smooth_billed_ani/ - Last revised: Sep 29, 2011
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Swallow-tailed Gull  [Creagrus furcatus]
The Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) is an equatorial seabird in the gull family Laridae. The species is endemic to the Galápagos Islands. When it is not breeding it is totally pelagic (flying and hunting over the open oceans), migrating eastward t...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/swallow_tailed_gull/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Warbler Finch  [Certhidea olivacea]
The Warbler Finch (Certhidea olivacea) is a species of bird in the Emberizidae family. It is the only member of the genus Certhidea.It is endemic to Ecuador.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist montan...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/warbler_finch/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Waved Albatross  [Phoebastria irrorata]
The Waved Albatross, Phoebastria irrorata - also known as Galápagos Albatross - is the only member of the Diomedeidae family located in the tropics. When they forage, the Waved Albatross follow straight paths to a single site off the coast of Peru, about...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/waved_albatross/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel  [Oceanodroma tethys]
The Wedge-rumped Storm-petrel, Oceanodroma tethys, is a storm-petrel.Common resident to the Galápagos Islands and endemic subspecies tethys. Population estimated at c. 200,000 pairs in 3 colonies. Nests colonially in burrows or crevices, breeding througho...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/wedge_rumped_storm_petrel/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Whimbrel  [Numenius phaeopus]
The Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus, is a wader in the large family Scolopacidae. It is the one of the most widespread of the curlews, breeding across much of subarctic North America, Europe and Asia as far south as Scotland.This is a migratory species winteri...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/whimbrel/ - Last revised: Sep 29, 2011
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White-cheeked Pintail  [Anas bahamensis]
The White cheeked Pintail or Bahama Pintail (Anas bahamensis) is a dabbling duck of the Caribbean, South America and the Galápagos Islands.This species was first described by Linnaeus in his Systema naturae in 1758 under its current scientific name. There...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_cheeked_pintail/ - Last revised: Sep 29, 2011
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White-vented Storm-Petrel  [Oceanites gracilis]
The White-vented Storm-petrel (Oceanites gracilis) is a species of seabird in the storm-petrel family Hydrobatidae. The species is also known as Elliot's Storm-petrel. There are two subspecies, O. g. gracilis, which is found in the Humboldt Current off Pe...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/white_vented_storm_petrel/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Woodpecker Finch  [Camarhynchus pallidus]
The Woodpecker Finch, Camarhynchus pallidus, is one of the so-called Darwin's finches. First described by Charles Darwin on the Galápagos Islands, it is a unique species which uses a twig, stick, or cactus spine as a tool. The tool is used as compensation...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/woodpecker_finch/ - Last revised: Apr 22, 2009
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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  [Nyctanassa violacea]
The Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax violaceus or Nyctanassa violacea, is a smaller heron, similar in appearance to the Black-crowned Night Heron.Adults are 61 cm long and weigh 625 g. They have a white crown and back with the remainder of the body...
http://www.kiwifoto.com/galleries/birds/yellow_crowned_night_heron/ - Last revised: Jan 28, 2013
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