Video: “Vampire Birds” of the Galapagos Islands by Amy Posted on 10 February 2006 Some harmless-looking birds on the Galapagos Islands off the coast of South America have developed a surprising technique for surviving the dry season: drinking the blood of other, larger birds. Watch the “vampire birds” in action. Share the birds, share the love! Tweet This entry was posted in Offbeat, Video. Bookmark the permalink.