Another close up of a Blue Footed Booby from the Galapagos.
Named for their blue legs and feet these are the most common and non-descript of the Galapagos Booby. Their natural habitat extends from Peru to Mexico. Young blue-foots look quite similar to adults yet it takes 2 to 3 years to reach their adult plumage of a pale streaked head, dark mantle with white patches on the nape and rump, white bellies and a dark tail. Blue-Footed Boobies nest in colonies. In large colonies there is almost continuous breeding with pairs nesting every 7 to 9 months. They can be seen breeding on most islands north of the equator in the Galapagos.
And when they get togehter, they don't half make a noise.
- Copyright: Nick Miles (kraftymiles) (650)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-02-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon F55, 100 - 300 mm
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: On the Boat
- Theme(s): Wildlife [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-03 4:51