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Blue Footed Booby

Sula nebouxii

Description:

These birds are everywhere in the Galapagos Islands. They have no fear of humans so you can walk right up to them. This was taken while we were walking over big rocks that had many boobys just hanging around. They are friendly funny birds. When hunting, they fly above the water in huge swarms, and when they see a school of fish, they all swoop down like rockets into the water to get the feed. I will add a photo of them looking for fish in a huge swarm around our boat.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Hema
Hema 8 years ago
Blue footed Boobie
Sula nebouxii Blue-footed Booby


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7 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Lovely series. Loved the blue feet.

CindyCor
CindyCor 8 years ago

Many thanks AshishNimkar
You must visit the Galapagos Island sometime. There is no place in the world like it !!! AMAZING. I am lucky to have gone twice.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

I liked 4th picture most... cool pose grabbed in that shot.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Nice to read your story... Thanks for sharing...!!

CindyCor
CindyCor 8 years ago

AshishNimkar... I have added a description plus another photo of them hunting for fish

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Cindy... I like to read here your story of spotting this cute bird... Please edit spotting and add story in description...!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Nice color combinations

CindyCor
Spotted by
CindyCor

Ecuador

Spotted on Jun 21, 2008
Submitted on Dec 4, 2011

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