OneTravel Animal of the Week: The Blue-Footed Booby

OneTravel Animal of the Week: The Blue-Footed BoobyFrom its name to its clumsy waddle on land, the blue-footed booby is a funny creature. Here’s what you need to know about this unique little bird.


Natural habitat: off the western coasts of Central and South America


Protection status: Secure


Population: estimated at 20,000 pairs


Size: between 32 to 34 in. and approximately 3.25 lbs.


Life span: 17 years


Diet: schools of small fish, such as anchovies


Personality: live and nest in colonies or large groups


Fun fact: These birds can be so shallow sometimes! Female birds distinguish the hot dudes from the helpless duds by looking at…feet color. The bluer the feet, the more attractive the male.  


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