This small black-and-white bird lives and breeds on the Galapagos Islands, but it has also been seen as far away as Western Mexico and the Central American coastline. Until recently, the Galapagos Shearwater was thought to be a subspecies of another... more about Galapagos Shearwater
Opuntia, often known as Prickly Pear, is a range of cactus species common in the Americas, but Galapagos is the only home to 6 unique species of this remarkable plant. Although found on arid areas all over the archipelago, over many thousands of years... more about Galapagos Giant Opuntia
The Red-Billed Tropicbird can be found in various locations throughout the Pacific and Atlantic tropics, but the Galapagos is home to one of the key population centres. These are true seabirds, who spend most of their time far from... more about Galapagos Red-Billed Tropicbird
The Red-Footed Booby is certainly not easily mistaken for any of the other booby species, thanks to those big crimson webbed-feet! They are the most numerous of the Galapagos booby species, but they are actually one of the most rarely... more about Galapagos Red-Footed Booby
The Galapagos Islands are home to the only seafaring lizard in the world - the Galapagos Marine Iguana. This iconic reptile is found nowhere else on Earth, and it is made of 11 subspecies, each with a population on a different island.
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A highlight for bird spotters from around the world, the Galapagos Vermilion Flycatcher is a stunning bird that is instantly recognisable. THere are actually two species resident in Galapagos, Darwin’s Vermilion Flycatcher, which... more about Galapagos Vermilion Flycatcher