Galapagos Daily: Blue-footed boobies

I have to wrap up our Galapagos adventure with a picture of the iconic blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii), the bird that first intrigued me about the Galapagos (back to the original issue of Nat Geo World magazine that made me dream of the Galapagos). There are 3 species of boobies there, but the blue-footed is the most famous. On North Seymour Island, they live in colonies, and we watched some of their elaborate mating displays, though we were a bit out of season. The male (left, with the whiter eye) makes a great show of displaying his feet for the female, and offers her a gift of a twig or small rock.

I have to wrap up our Galapagos adventure with a picture of these iconic blue-footed boobies (Sula nebouxii), the bird that first intrigued me about the Galapagos (back to the original issue of Nat Geo World magazine that made me dream of the Galapagos). There are 3 species of boobies there, but the blue-footed is the most well-known. On North Seymour Island, they live in colonies, and we watched some of their elaborate mating displays, though we were a bit out of the breeding season. The male (left, with the whiter eye) makes a great show of displaying his feet for the female, and offers her a gift of a twig or small rock.

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