Marvel at the Mating Techniques of the Frigate Bird
Extraordinary events flourish on the Galápagos. And none more so than on North Seymour Island. Following a dry landing, head along the trail to the largest colony of frigate birds in the archipelago. This unique-looking species stands out from the pastel-colored environment with a magnificent cherry-red gular sac. During mating season, the beautifully plumed male inflates his pouch to attract the soaring females. But don’t use up all your camera film just yet. You’ll want to catch the extraordinary blue-footed boobies performing their mating dance or bright yellow land iguanas crawling through the ground-level foliage. Dropping onto this intriguing island is part of high-quality tour operator Ecoventura’s seven-day trip.
By Simon Willis, AFAR Local Expert
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