Birds of the Galapagos Islands Videos

Biology Department, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

 

This page contains digital videos I have taken of birds for use in my courses at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire. The clips are short and primarily intended for species identification. All recordings were made in the Galapagos Islands from 11-17 April 2010. They also contain specific behaviors (e.g., foraging, bathing, sunning, wing drying, etc.) that I am trying to show my students. Click on the common name of each species to view the video.

These videos are .mov files and can be viewed on a Macintosh or Windows based computer with the latest version of Quicktime. NOTE - Windows users - click here to download the latest version of Quicktime to views these videos.

Anatidae

White-cheeked Pintail (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Galapagos National Park, 4/13/10)

Spheniscidae

Galapagos Penguin (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Fernandina, Punta Espinoza, 4/14/10)

Phoenicopteridae

Greater Flamingo adult and juv. foraging (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands,Floreana, Punta Cormorant, 4/16/10)

Diomedeidae

Waved Albatross

Waved Albatross bill clapping courtship (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Espanolo, Punta Suarez, 4/17/10)

Waved Albatross soaring (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Espanolo, Punta Suarez, 4/17/10)

Procellariidae

Galapagos Shearwater Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, (Isabella, Punta Moreno, 4/15/10)

Sulidae

Nazca Booby

Nazca Booby comfort movement (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Espanolo, Punta Suarez, 4/17/10)

Nazca Booby head scratching (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Espanolo, Punta Suarez, 4/17/10)

Nazca Booby downy young (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Espanolo, Punta Suarez, 4/17/10)

Nazca Booby molting young (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Espanolo, Punta Suarez, 4/17/10)

Blue-footed Booby courtship dance by male (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, North Seymour Island, 4/11/10)

Pelecanidae

Brown Pelican (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, North Seymour Island, 4/11/10)

Phalacrocoracidae

Flightless Cormorant

Flightless Cormorant drying wings (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Isabela, Punta Vicente Roca, 4/14/10)

Flightless Cormorant walking, hopping Ecuador: Galapagos Islands,(Fernandina, Punta Espinoza, 4/14/10)

Fregatidae

Magnificent Frigatebird (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, North Seymour Island, 4/11/10)

Ardeidae

Striated Heron

Striated Heron Form (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Isabella, Urvina, 4/15/10)

Lava Heron Form (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santiago, Porta Egas, 4/12/10)

Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Floreana, Punta Cormorant, 4/16/10)

Accipitridae

Galapagos Hawk (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Fernandina, Punta Espinoza, 4/14/10)

Haematopodidae

American Oystercatcher (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Bartolome Island, 4/12/10)

Recurvirostridae

Black-necked Stilt (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Floreana, Punta Cormorant, 4/16/10)

Scolopacidae

Wandering Tattler (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Espanolo, Punta Suarez, 4/17/10)

Whimbrel (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Bartolome Island, 4/12/10)

Ruddy Turnstone (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santiago, Porta Egas, 4/12/10)

Laridae

Swallow-tailed Gull

Swallow-tailed Gull (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, North Seymour Island, 4/11/10)

Swallow-tailed Gull copulation (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Espanolo, Punta Suarez, 4/17/10)

Lava Gull (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Porta Ayora, 4/13/10)

Common Noddy feeding young (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Isabela, Punta Vicente Roca, 4/14/10)

Columbidae

Galapagos Dove (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Espanolo, Punta Suarez, 4/17/10)

Cuculidae

Dark-billed Cuckoo (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Isabella, Urvina, 4/15/10)

Smooth-billed Ani (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santiago, Porta Egas, 4/12/10)

Tyrannnidae

Galapagos Flycatcher collecting flamingo feathers for nesting (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Floreana, Punta Cormorant, 4/16/10)

Mimidae

Galapagos Mockinbird

Galapagos Mockingbird (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santiago, Porta Egas, 4/12/10)

Galapagos Mockingbird wing-flash behavior (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santiago, Porta Egas, 4/12/10)

Galapagos Mockingbird nest-building (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Charles Darwin Research Station, 4/13/10)

Floreana Mockingbird (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Champion Island, 4/16/10)

Espanolo Mockingbird Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, (Espanolo, Gardner Bay and Punta Suarez, 4/17/10)

Parulidae

Yellow Warbler male (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Charles Darwin Research Station, 4/13/10)

Emberizidae

Large Ground Finch nesting and courtship display (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Isabella, Urvina, 4/15/10)

Medium Ground Finch

Medium Ground Finch male (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Isabella, Urvina, 4/15/10)

Medium Ground Finch juv. (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Charles Darwin Research Station, 4/13/10)

Small Ground Finch

Small Ground Finch male (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Porta Ayora kisosk, 4/13/10)

Small Ground Finch fermale (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Porta Ayora kisosk, 4/13/10)

Common Cactus Finch

Common Cactus Finch male (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Charles Darwin Research Station, 4/13/10)

Common Cactus Finch female (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Charles Darwin Research Station, 4/13/10)

Large Cactus Finch (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Espanolo, Punta Suarez, 4/17/10)

Warbler Finch

Warbler Finch orange throat form (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Galapagos National Park, 4/13/10)

Warbler Finch (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Espanolo, Punta Suarez, 4/17/10)

Mutualism - Darwin's Finch and Marine Iguana (Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Santiago, Porta Egas, 4/12/10)