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Lava Gull

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Overview

A unique gull species endemic to the Galapagos Islands. This species typically never travelers inland, nor too far out to sea, rather spending most of the time close to the shore. This species has 1,000 individuals or less, the lowest population of any gull species in the world, and a low number for any species. Despite this, it is distributed across the islands and visitors have a high liklihood of witnessing the species.


Fun Fact

"Lava Gulls are solitary nesters, laying two well-camouflaged eggs that take 30 days to incubate. *
Lava Gulls are omnivores, typically scavenging or stealing from nests. However, they also feed on fish, small crustaceans and newly-hatched lizards, iguanas and turtles."