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Red-footed booby

Sula sula

Description:

To finish the saga of Galapagos boobies here are my shots of red-footed boobies. The name says about the main difference, but you can also see thir beak is blue and that they have a creamier color compared to their cousins.

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11 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

These islands are unique and is worthy not only above water but also below.

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

Congratulations for the spotting of the day, your photos from Galapago islands are wonderful

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

The red footed boobies used to stand on tree branches like this one. The blue footed I found them more often in the floor :-)

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 10 years ago

beautiful bird. in this pic, it looks as if standing like a penguin. :)

KennethCox
KennethCox 10 years ago

Yay, Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Many thanks for choosing my pic :-)
Galapagos is one of the best places to see marine birds and three different species of boobies: blue footed, red footed and Nazca. They are tame and allow you to approach their nests. At the same time Galapagos rangers make a valuable effort in keeping people on bay and not harassing the animals.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

What a colour combination...look like a Old world bird...!!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 10 years ago

What a colourful chap! A great spotting, and congrats! :)

NicoleB
NicoleB 10 years ago

Beautiful fellow & photos!
Congrats on the 'SOTD' :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Lovely pics Marta and congratulations.

peter
peter 10 years ago

Spotting of the day!

"Red-footed boobies are agile seabirds with bright red feet that help in courtship to find prospective mates."

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The MnMs
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The MnMs

Parroquia Isla Santa María (Floreana) (Cab. en Pto. Velasco Ibarra), Provincia de Galápagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Sep 9, 2005
Submitted on Jun 16, 2011

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