Galapagos Day 7 - Genovesa - Tower

Red-footed Boobies were nesting in red mangroves at our landing site on Darwin Bay beach, Genovesa. They have two plumage colour morphs. Above is the more common brown morph, and below is the white morph. 17 November 2011


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White morph plumage of the Red-footed Booby on Genovesa, 17 November 2011.


North of the equator, Genovesa is one of the most northerly islands in the archipelago.


Immature Red-footed Boobies are brownish all over, but unlike adults, they have a dark grey bill and grey legs and feet.


Genovesa is very rocky and dry, dotted with giant cacti.


Adult male Great Frigatebird.


Young Great Frigatebird with orange head and neck.


Female Great Frigatebird in flight at Darwin Bay, Genovesa.


Adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Galapagos has a brown central crown stripe, which is a different colour from ours in North America.


Immature Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Darwin Bay.


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