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Blue-Footed Booby


Blue-Footed Booby - Sula nebouxii

Blue-Footed Booby - Sula nebouxii

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The blue-footed booby is an endearing seabird with bright seafoam-blue webbed feet and a blue-gray face to match. The blue-footed booby belongs to the Pelecaniformes and has long pointed wings and a narrow pointed bill. Male blue-footed boobies show off their blue feet during their courtship dance, in which he picks up his feet and displays them in an exagerated step-walk. There are approximately 40,000 breeding pairs of blue-footed boobies in the world and half of them inhabit the Galapagos Islands.

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