Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54457

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Laridae
Genus:Creagrus
Genus species:Creagrus furcatus

Animal Characteristics

Identification:The head of the swallow-tail gull is dark gray to black. There is a white stripe across the upper portion of the bill, and there are red rings around the eyes.
Habitat:Wet costal areas, dry costal areas, Scalesia zone, Miconia zone, ocean
Diet:Carnivore: fish, squid
Reproduction:Swallow-tail gulls nest on bare cliffs. Males return to the same nest year after year, but females may change mates. One egg is laid by the female each season.
Swallow-tail gulls are found in large colonies during the breeding season. They are usually found in small groups.
Behavior:Feeding takes place 10-20 miles from the nearest island.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The red ring around the wallow-tail gull's eyes allows the bird to see the fluorescence of fish under water.

Other Information

Geographic:Galapagos Islands Date:1973-06 Subjects:Swallow-tail gull
gull-like bird
Gulls
Laridae
Charadriiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54457