Red-Footed Booby

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Red-Footed Booby, Galapagos


A slender and acrobatic seabird famous for the red feet and fascinating courtship ritual. Like other booby species, this bird primarily feeds on fish. Impressively, this booby may fly up to 90 miles in order to find prey.

Fun Fact

Red-footed boobys have closeable nostrils adapted to diving from high heights into the ocean. * Young mature slowly, but the lifespan of the booby is over 20 years.