The Blue-footed booby is a true marine bird native to the coastal waters of the eastern pacific ocean. This species only ventures onto land (such as the Galapagos islands) to mate, breed, and raise their young.
They are well adapted to plunge diving and hunting underwater.
The birds often hunt in groups and will dive from high above the water’s surface, entering the water at speeds of 97km/h (60mph)! Like other birds, the blue-footed booby has pneumatized bones; in addition, they also have a system of air sacs under their skin designed to cushion their bodies against impact when they hit the water.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Flock
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No