Who are you calling stupid?

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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Comments

kyogre545 (jibi) on March 12, 2009 at 1:44 PM wrote:
can blue footed boobies fly? I remember watching this cartoon and one of the characters say they can't fly.
Amy on March 12, 2009 at 2:31 PM wrote:
Hi Jibi - yes, Blue-footed Boobies can fly. They are experts at fishing and dive from the air into the water to catch fish. Here are some photos of them in flight (via flicker): here, here, here, and here. :)
Addie Owl on March 23, 2009 at 4:39 PM wrote:
This helped sooo much. I needed to do a report on it. Could email some info on the American Robin? I need some soo badly.
cassidy on January 9, 2011 at 3:17 PM wrote:
:^)
Heather Richards on October 9, 2016 at 8:28 PM wrote:
Who are you calling a poop head?
Spurwing Plover on May 21, 2022 at 7:12 AM wrote:
Their still a lot more Intelligent then those Liberal Collage Students and Joe Biden
Spurwing Plover on May 25, 2022 at 7:14 AM wrote:
IF I WAS A BLUE FOOTED BOOBY,I WOULD ASK,JUST WHAT WOULD YOU BE

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