Red-footed Booby Identification

Adult Description

  • Large waterbird.
  • White with black along back edge of wings.
  • Long, pointed, pale gray bill.
  • Long pointed tail.
  • Long pointed wings.
  • Bright red feet.

Immature Description

Juvenile brown all over, with paler belly and darker band on chest. Wings all dark underneath.
Relative Size

Relative Sizegoose or largergoose-sized or larger
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 27.2-31.1 in (69-79 cm)
    • Weight: 30.0-38.8 oz (850-1100 g)
    • Wingspan: 59.8 in (152 cm)