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Blue-footed Boobie

Blue Footed Boobie

Spaniards called these birds “bobos” or clowns and that’s how they got their name. They have bright blue feet and eyes that sometimes seem cross-eyed. The male blue-footed boobie uses his bright blue feet in his mating dance.

Blue-footed boobies are very impressive fishermen. The boobie spots a fish from the air and dives at great speed, folding its wings in at the last moment as it hits the water.

Blue-footed boobies weigh three to four pounds and can live to be more than 17 years old. (Photo Credit: © Amanda Paulson)
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