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  • Friday, August 7, 2015

    Frigatebirds: Great and Magnificent are two different species of Frigatebirds on the Galapagos 15.  Although they are located throughout the tropical oceans, you can get the closest to them in the Galapagos.

  • Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    The next of the Galapagos Big 15 is the American Flamingo which have the largest and heaviest tongues as a feeding technique which allows them to filter large amounts of very small food.

  • Thursday, July 30, 2015

    The next on the list for Galapagos big 15 is the Flightless Cormorant which is found exclusively on Fernandina and the west coast of Isabela.

  • Monday, July 27, 2015

    Another of the Galapagos 15 is the Red-Footed Booby, related to the Nazca and Blue-Footed Booby.  This booby species can grow up to 30 inches in length with a wingspan of up to 57 inches.  Their beaks are light blue turning to pink around the mouth.

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    The third animal, also a bird of the Big 15, is the Nazca Booby which are cousins to the blue-footed boobies.  They have short, flat, orange beaks with a snow-white plumage and black feet.