RED-FOOTED BOOBY FACTS
The Red-footed Booby blue bill with pink base, and pink or red feet. There are different colour variations. The light ones are white with black wing flight feathers, and yellowish tinge on head. The dark ones have light grey head and body and darker grey wings and back.. There is also an intermediate form with white body and with brown or grey back and wings. The immatures are all mottled brown with black bills and grey feet.
66 - 79cm. Wingspan 1.4m
Oceans. Roosts on coral cays
dives for fish at sea
Nest is platform of sticks in bush or tree. Lays one greenish white egg.
Tropical Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Seen on Great Barrier Reef. Breeds on Raine Island, Ashmore Island, various coral cays in south west Coral Sea.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Red-footed Booby|
Relatives in same Genus
Masked Booby (S. dactylatra)
Brown Booby (S. leucogaster)