Swallow-tailed gull


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(Zool.) an Arctic gull (Xema furcata), which has a deeply forked tail.

See also: Swallow-tailed

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Stenhouse and others (2001) classified the Sabine's Gull as a "solitary low-density" nester, and reported that of 4 closely related species (Sabine's Gull; Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla; Ivory Gull, Pagophila eburnea; and Swallow-tailed Gull, Creagrus furcatus; Chu 1998; Pons and others 2005), only the Sabine's Gull is often a solitary nester.
Other gull species have also raised artificially enlarged broods (Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens, Vermeer 1963, Ward 1973; Swallow-tailed Gull Creagus furcatus, Harris 1970; Herring Gull, Haymes and Morris 1977).
You're likely to see flamingos and green sea turtles, flightless cormorants, bright marine iguanas, Espanola lava lizards, hood mockingbirds, swallow-tailed gulls, blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, redbilled tropicbirds, Galapagos hawks, Darwin's finches, waved albatross and even penguins, dolphins, shark and whales.