A Blue-Footed Booby is a large seabird that can be found in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. They are easily identifiable by their bright blue feet and striking white plumage.
Blue-Footed Boobies are very social birds and live in colonies of up to several hundred individuals. They breed from March to September, usually on islands where there are few predators. The female builds a crude nest out of sticks and lays one or two eggs. Both parents share the task of incubating the eggs and raising the chicks.
Blue-Footed Boobies are opportunistic feeders and will eat a variety of items, including fish, squid, crustaceans and even some small mammals. They often follow fishing boats, hoping to snatch a meal from the water.
Blue-Footed Boobies are very graceful in the air and are often seen soaring effortlessly on the wind currents. They are prized by bird watchers for their beauty and interesting behaviour.