There are around 140,000 pairs of red-footed boobies living in the colony on Genovesa Island –making it the largest colony in the world for the curious looking birds. While differing in color and plumage, the Red-Footed booby in the Galapagos, has a blue beak and telltale red feet.
The sea birds feed and hunt at sea, able to nimbly spot fish and squid in the waters below and quickly dive after their catch.
Being a sea bird that doesn’t migrate, red-footed boobies are often spotted at sea during cruises around the islands. The agile flyers travel great distances in search of food-making it as far as 93 miles from shore.
Each island’s boobies have specific markings that differ from the others is the Galapagos. Some have white feathers, while others have brown. Most have blue beaks, and all have the red feet that gave them their name.
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