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Species Spotlight: Blue-footed Booby

What is the male blue-footed booby mating ritual?

Male birds dance a high-stepping strut to show off their feet to prospective mates; the bluer the feet, the more attractive the mate.

How does the blue-footed booby fish?

The blue-footed booby plunge-dives from varying heights into schools of fish and also catches flying fish in mid air.

Where are blue-footed boobies found?

They live off the western coasts of Central and South America and the Galápagos Islands are home to about half of all breeding pairs.

 

 

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