Blue-footed Booby

About the Blue-footed Booby

Also known as: Blue Booby

The Blue-footed Booby is one of seven species of Boobies in the world. The name "booby" comes from the Spanish term "bobo", which means "stupid". It was given this name because of its clumsy walking on land. They can be found on the west coast of North and South American and they breed on tropical and subtropical islands in the Pacific Ocean, most famously on the Galápagos Islands.

Blue Boobies are strict marine birds. They only come to land to breed along rocky coats.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 11 March 2009
Scientific Name
Sula nebouxii
  • Pelecaniformes
  • Sulidae
  • Sula
  • S. nebouxii
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 6 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List


International Names

Chinese (汉语) 蓝脚鲣鸟
Czech (Cesky) Terej Modronohý
Danish (Dansk) Blåfodet Sule
Dutch (Nederlands) Blauwpootgent
Finnish (Suomi) Sinijalkasuula
French (Français) Fou à Pieds Bleus
German (Deutsch) Blaufußtölpel
Italian (Italiano) Sula Piediazzurri
Japanese (日本語) アオアシカツオドリ (Aoashikatsuodori)
Norwegian (Norsk) Blåfotsule
Polish (Polski) Gluptak Niebieskonogi
Russian (русский язык) Голубоногая олуша
Spanish (Español) Piquero Camanay
Swedish (Svenska) Blåfotad Sula
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