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Species Spotlight: Blue-footed Booby

Blue-footed boobies lift their vibrant blue feet in a showy dance, whistling to attract a mate; the bluer the feet, the more attractive the male.

How does a female blue-footed booby choose a mate?

Females often choose a mate with the brightest feet; the bluer the feet, the more attractive the mate.

What is the blue-footed booby’s habitat type?

The blue-footed booby is found in arid, tropical and subtropical island habitat.

What threats does the blue-footed booby face?

Habitat loss and egg collecting currently threaten the species.

 

 

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