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This blog is about Simone & Åke's travel during October 2011 in South America.
Denna blog beskriver Simone & Åke's resa till Sydamerika oktober 2011.

Peru; Machu Picchu & Amazonas. Equador; Galapagos. Easter Island, Chile

1 nov. 2011

Seymour Island

North Seymour is a small island near to Baltra Island (where main aiport is located). The whole island is covered with low, bushy vegetation and are home base for many Frigatebirds , Galpagos Land Iguana and Blue footed Boobies.

These birds do not swim and cannot walk well, and cannot take off from a flat surface.As you see on the pictures everyone is in trees or high bushes to be able to be able take off.
It is typical to see young frigate-birds as big as their parents waiting to be fed. When they sit waiting for many hours in the hot sun, they assume an energy-saving posture in which their head hangs down, and they sat so still that they seem dead. But when the parent returned, they woke up and screamed until the parent fed them.

The males have inflatable throat pouches called "gular pouches", which they inflate to attract females during the mating season. I don't know but probably the male with the biggest one gets the first chance.
Both parents take turns feeding for the first three months but then only the mother feeds the young for another eight months

Blue-footed Booby

Galapagos Land Iguanas
Theese Iguanas become sexually mature between eight and fifteen years of age, depending on which island they are from. There are totally around 5,000 to 10,000 land iguanas in the islands.
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