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Blue footed booby (chick)

Sula nebouxii

Description:

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.

Habitat:

North Seymour island, Galapagos

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10 Comments

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

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

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Thanks Cindy!

Love this cute series!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Hehe, yes the babies were very adorable!

So cute!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

A living stuffed animal. WOW! So adorable!

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

KarenL
KarenL 7 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
patty 7 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 7 years ago

So so very beautiful!

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Ecuador

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

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