Ecuador
Home > South America > Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Galápagos Overview > Galápagos Wildlife Guide > Sea Birds - Galápagos > Red-Footed Booby
Page Rating
Content Quality:

Page Importance:
Author Pick:
Close Map

Book a Hotel or Hostel

Hotels Hostels & Budget
Country

City

Check in Date

Check out Date

Number of Rooms
Adults
Children



Top Ecuador
Contributors

Red-Footed Booby

 

 

The Red-footed Booby (Sula sula websteri, piquero de patas rojas) can be easily identified by its distinctive red feet, blue-gray bill, pinkish facial skin, and brown outer plumage. It is also the smallest of the three booby species in the Galapagos and nests in tree-tops and ledges, instead of on the ground.

 

Courtship among red-footed boobies is similar to the blue-footed variety, but it is performed in the trees. Unlike the blue-footed booby, the red-footed booby lays a single egg on a platform of twigs and guano. The egg is then incubated by both parents for 45 days. The chick is dependent on its parents for food for about a year. The red-footed booby feeds exclusively on fish, which are caught far away from land near deep-ocean bajos, or submarine volcanoes.

 

Red-footed boobies are most frequently viewed at Genovesa and Punta Pitt (San Cristóbal).

Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to The Galápagos Islands: Introduced Species in Galapagos, Zebra Moray Eel, Herons and Egrets in the Galapagos, Lava Lizard, Frigatebird, The Galapagos Snake, Day Trips in Galapagos, Buccaneer Cove, Bravo Clinid and Flamingo.








04 Jun 2007



Ecuador and Custom Galapagos Tours
Live a great vacation in a small country that has it all.
www.andeandiscovery.com

Mapa
View Ecuador Map
+ VIVA on Google +




South America | Central America and Mexico | Antarctica |
Advertise | Anúnciese | Jobs | Alliances | Alianzas | Terms of Use | Contact Us | About Us | Blog | Administradores |
You must register as an owner for access to these listing tools and benefits.

Notification of new reviews: receive your latest reviews by e-mail

Customized request-a-review link: encourage guests to spread the word about your property

Our owners' newsletter: stay informed about our latest tools and benefits for you

User login

Enter your username and password here in order to log into the website:

Login
 

Create a new V!VA account

Forgot Password