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Did You Know… Galápagos Islands

December 2nd, 2011

On the Galápagos Islands, Blue-footed Boobies are widely distributed, but Red-Footed Boobies are rare, except on bird-rich Tower Island, where there are 140,000 nesting pairs of Red-footed Boobies.

The Red-footed Booby is the smallest all boobies, at about 70 centimeters in length, with a wingspan of up to one metre. It has red legs, and its bill and throat pouch are pink and blue in color. There are several morphs of the Red-footed Booby, but at the Galápagos Islands, most belong to the brown morph, though the white morph also occurs.

To learn more about the flora and fauna of the Galápagos Islands, check out our articles on Ecuador


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