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Blue-footed Booby

Sula nebouxii excisa

Description:

Taken at Tortuga Bay (Black Turtle Cove) at Santa Cruz Island. The first photo shows the difference in foot coloration between the sexes. The male has the brighter blue feet on the left, females have a duller blue coloration. Mate choices are based largely on the brightness of the males feet.

Habitat:

Found on rocky coasts of most islands

Notes:

Subspecies is endemic to the Gal√°pagos

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llundstrom24
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Ecuador

Spotted on May 28, 2009
Submitted on Apr 2, 2011

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