Galapagos Boobies Information

  • Category:
    Boobies
  • Family:
    Sulidae
  • Length:
    66 - 92 cm (26 - 36 in)
  • Wingspan:
    Up to 152 cm (60 in)

Boobies are large, conspicuous seabirds with cigar-shaped bodies, long dagger-shaped bills and, in flight, long pointed wings and characteristic wedge-shaped tails. They have rather short legs but large webbed feet which, in the case of the Blue-footed and Red-footed boobies, are used during courtship, the birds deliberately lifting their feet and showing them to their mates. The sexes are alike. Boobies feed at sea by plunge-diving from the air.

BLUE-FOOTED BOOBIES

RED-FOOTED BOOBIES

NAZCA (MASKED) BOOBIES

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