Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Saturday, February 12, 2005

A Red Footed Booby


The red footed booby is the lightest of all boobies weighing under 2 lbs. When it is an adult, its beak turns blue. Its red feet are adapted to gripping branches and thus it is the only booby to nest in trees. It lays only 1 egg. As it takes a long time for the chick to be on its own, it takes 14 months before the booby nests again.

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