Living Bird Magazine
Blue-footed BoobySula nebouxii
- ORDER: Suliformes
- FAMILY: Sulidae
A large seabird of the warm coastal waters of the eastern Pacific, the Blue-footed Booby is a rare visitor to the West Coast of the United States. It has even occurred a few times at inland lakes in California, Texas, and Arizona.More ID Info
- Piquero Camanay (Spanish)
- Fou à pieds bleus (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Blue-footed Booby is a rare, but regular visitor to the Salton Sea in California.
- The female Blue-footed Booby looks nearly identical to the male. The most obvious difference is that the pupils in her eyes are unusually large and somewhat star-shaped.
- The Blue-footed Booby makes no nest, but lays its eggs on bare ground. The incubating birds defecate while on the nest, and the eggs become surrounded by a circular wall of excrement.