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Bluefooted Boobies

By martin174
These Bluefooted Boobies were very entertaining with their clown like courtship ritual of rubbing beaks, bowing to each other, padding their feet up and down. Most amusing.
I was able to crouch reasonably low to get to get the angle and was sufficiently far enough away so as not to disturb them.
They grow to a height of 88cm with a wing span of 150cm.



Tags: Photo journalism Travel Sea bird Wildlife and nature Animal behaviour Bluefoot Booby Animal courtship Blue feet

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 7:36AM
What an amazing looking bird Martin, simply stunning. "Are the a member of the Gannet family, as they have very similar head shape?"

Regards Nathan

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27 Aug 2012 7:52AM
If they are not of the same family Nathan then they should be. They certainly have many similar features and characturistics as well as shape and size but also the way they fly and dive into the sea when fishing for food.
Many thanks for your comments.


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