Flightless Cormorant / Galapagos Cormorant / Phalacrocorax harrisi, Punta Espinoza, Fernandina (Narborough) Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, South America.
The Flightless Cormorant (or Galapagos Cormorant; Phalacrocorax harrisi) thrives on Punta (Point) Espinoza, on Fernandina (Narborough) Island, Galápagos Islands, a province of Ecuador, South America. The Flightless Cormorant is native to the Galapagos Islands, and is the world’s only cormorant that has lost the ability to fly. With only about 1500 individuals living, it is one of the world's rarest birds. Once it was placed in its own genus, Nannopterum or Compsohalieus, although current taxonomy places it with most of the other cormorants, Phalacrocorax. Fernandina Island was named in honor of King Ferdinand II of Aragon, who sponsored the voyage of Columbus.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download