Flightless Cormorant Nannopterum harrisi

The cormorants ability to fly great distance originally brought it to the Galapagos millions of years ago. Over the course of time its wings diminished in size, its body became lithe and its feet became flipper-like. The flightless cormorant is endemic to the Galapagos. It lives in small coastline colonies all around Fernandina and on parts of Isabella.