Blog Archive: Boobies

Birdorable Masked Booby

Birdorable 193: Masked Booby

Cute Birdorable Masked Booby

The Birdorable Bonanza continues with our 193th bird. The Masked Booby is a type of seabird that breeds on tropical islands. They are the largest species of Booby and are named for their dark grey facial mask. This is our totally cute Birdorable Masked Booby.

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Photo by Amanda Ercília (Source: Flickr)


Until the 31st of July we'll be adding a new bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza until we reach the 200th at the end of this month. Here's a preview of tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 194
Birdorable Blue-footed Booby

Who are you calling stupid?

March 11th, 2009 in Boobies 5 comments
Two Birdorable Blue-footed Boobies

The Blue-footed Booby is a beautiful bird that lives off the western coast of Central and South America. Half of all breeding pairs can be found on the Galápagos Islands, which is one of those places that I would love to visit once in my life. A true birder's paradise! Isn't this an astonishing pair of blue feet?

Blue footed Boobies
Photo by chany crystal
Blue-footed Booby, North Seymour Island, Galapagos
Photo by Alan

Blue-footed Boobies are marine birds that only come to land to breed. The name 'booby' comes from the Spanish word bobo, which means stupid fellow. Hey, that's not very nice! They were given this name for the clumsy way they walk around on land. But when they are on land they sure love to dance and show off their blue feet! Check out this great video from National Geographic:

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