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Galapagos Islands sea birds, Blue-footed boobies

Blue-footed booby: (Sula nebousii excisa) The most often seen birds in Galapagos, since their many small colonies are spread throughout the archipelago.

Their plunge-diving abilities are phenomenal.

The courtship antics are very entertaining when they dance the "booby two step".

Best viewed: Española, San Cristobal, Daphne, North Seymour.

Galapagos sea birds, Red Footed-Booby

Red-footed booby: (Sula sula websteri) The smallest of the three Galapagos boobies, is semi-nocturnal and nests and perches in trees. Courtship is similar to that of Blue-footed  booby, but performed in the trees.

The breeding cycle of the Red-foots long and can often last for 12 months or more. Best viewed at sea Genovesa, San Cristobal, North Seymour, Wolf, Darwin.

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