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North Seymour Island, Galapagos, Ecuador; a Swallow-tailed Gull (Creagrus furcatus) sits at the edge of the rocks, the Swallow-tailed Gull has no structural or plumage differences between the male and female. In the breeding season, the adult has a black plumaged head and a bright red fleshy rim around each eye. Outside the breeding season, the head is white and the eye rim becomes black. It has a grayish upper breast, gray mantle, and black wingtips. The mostly black bill has a contrasting white tip. , Copyright © Matthew Meier, All Rights Reserved