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Magnificent Frigatebird: (Fregata magnificens) The largest of the two frigate birds found in Galapagos measured 1.10 m long and had a wingspan of 2.45 m. The male is entirely black with a purplish sheen on its back and a red goular pouch

Galapagos Islands Sea birds, Frigatebird

The female has white breast and shoulders, but is otherwise completely black.

Best viewed: North Seymour, Floreana, Isabela, San Cristobal and Genovesa.

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Galapagos Penguin: (Sphenisicus mediculus) The Galapagos Penguin is the third-smallest in the world, standing only 30 cm. It is the only penguin to nest entirely within the tropics and the only one to be found in the northern hemisphere, usually lives in natural caves and crevices in the coastal lava.

Flightless Cormorant: (Nannopterun harrisi) The endemic bird is the largest of the world's 29 cormorant species, and the only one to have lost the power of flight. The males are larger than the females. Adults are black above and dark brown below. Juveniles are completely black.

Galapagos Islands Sea birds, Flightless Cormorant

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