Distinctive Bright Blue Feet, This Booby Is Truly A Funny And Adorable Marine Bird

Blue-footed boobies are incredibly adorable birds. Yellow eyes, white belly, iridescent brown wings, long silver beaks, and bright blue feet. They look like funny birds jumping out from cartoons. And we can’t keep our eyes off these amazing creatures.

Are you curious about their blue feet? They are caused by carotenoids, the pigments found in the fish they eat. Studies have shown the foot color of the chicks and how their parents raise them. If they are well fed and cared for, their feet will be a more intense color of blue. They grow faster and more robust.

Additionally, the blue feet make the male more attractive to the female during the breeding season. To get her attention, he shows off his striking feet with a high-stepping strut. The bluer the feet, the more handsome he is.

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Noticeably, the male and female of this bird look similar.

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The blue-footed booby is endemic to tropical and subtropical regions of the Pacific, from California down to Peru. They are one of the most famous and captivating birds on the Galapagos island. Half of the population of this species inhabit here

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These boobies feed mainly on fish they seek by diving and sometimes swimming underwater. They usually hunt in groups, but they sometimes do it alone.

Unlike many other species, the female blue-footed booby doesn’t build her nest during the breeding season. She lays 1-3 eggs on the ground and starts incubation when the last egg is laid. Boteh’sparents are involved in incubating and raising the chicks.

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You can watch the video of these boobies below!

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