Blue-footed Booby

Blue-footed Boobies (Sula nebouxii), common in the Galapagos Islands and other warm coastal areas of the Pacific, can catch flying fish in mid-air. Their blue feet are for fashion AND function. Male and female boobies wave their feet about in elaborate courtship displays and dances. Bluer feet mean a healthier bird and a better parent. Learn more about sea birds here!

Close-up photograph of the face of a blue footed booby.

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