Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54472

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Sulidae
Genus:Sula
Genus species:Sula nebouxii

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:66 cm
Identification:The blue-footed booby has a pale, streaked head, a dark mantle with white patches on the nape and rump, white undersides, a dark tail, and bright blue legs and feet.
Habitat:Open seas, coasts, islands
Diet:Carnivore: fish
Reproduction:One to three eggs are laid on the bare ground. Both parents alternate incubating the eggs for 46 days.
Breeding takes place at different times of the year, but all boobies nest in large colonies.
Behavior:Parents incubate their eggs by covering them with their webbed feet.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The bright blue feet are used in courtship displays.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern North America
Western South America
Date:1973-07 Subjects:gull-like bird
Blue-footed booby
Sula
Boobies (Birds)
Sulidae
Pelecaniformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54472