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The Magnificent Frigatebird  
   

The Magnificent Frigatebird

This male puffs out it´s red balloned pouch to attract females during courtship. Once blown up it takes 6 hours to deflate.
The Galapagos Experience

April 8th 2009
Friday 03.04.09 Last night I went out with the group in the hostel in Quito as it their last night there as well - many were going into the jungle for 5-10 weeks environmental project. They were a lively group. We went to a restaurtant where you could eat and drink as much as you like for $12 - this included cocktails. I wasn´t very hungry as I ate at lunchtime. I tried out a few cocktails (marg ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos » Santa Cruz Island

Ecuadorian Flag The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
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