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Blue footed booby (chick)

Sula nebouxii


The Blue-footed Booby usually lays one to three eggs at a time. The species practices asynchronous hatching, which means that eggs that are laid first are hatched before the consequent eggs, resulting in a growth inequality and size disparity between siblings. This often results in siblicide in times of food scarcity.


North Seymour island, Galapagos

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YukoChartraw 10 years ago

Cute!!! Looks like a huge cotton ball! I want to touch it!

KarenL 10 years ago

Thanks Cindy!

Love this cute series!

KarenL 10 years ago

Hehe, yes the babies were very adorable!

So cute!

CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

A living stuffed animal. WOW! So adorable!

OH MY GOSH THE FLUFFYNESS! I wanna hug it!!! :D

KarenL 10 years ago

Thanks Jacob!
Patty we were told that the young chick dies in the majority of cases - usually because the first born gets all the food & the younger typically starves.

patty 10 years ago

Lovely still not blue-footed blue-footed booby. I hope they don´t have to go through food scarcity...

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 10 years ago

So so very beautiful!

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Spotted on Nov 23, 2012
Submitted on Dec 16, 2012

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