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Galápagos mockingbird

For just about any animal in the islands, you can probably give the right name if you start with either "lava", "Galápagos", or "Darwin".
A stellar start on the islands

August 28th 2017
Our activities today were all on Genovesa Island. Like just about all of the islands of the Galápagos, Genovesa has its Spanish name and also an English name, in this case Tower Island. It is also known informally as Bird Island because of the large number and numerous types of seabirds which nest here and raise their young, and also smaller birds that are restricted to land. Like most of the isl ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos » Genovesa 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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