The blue footed booby is a unique bird species most noticeable because of its bright blue webbed feet. The name booby comes from the Spanish word ‘bobo’ meaning ‘fool’ due to the bird’s clumsiness on land. In the air however, these birds are strong and agile fliers and are often seen foraging in groups of up to 200. They are excellent hunters, spotting prey on the wing and plunging head first into the ocean from a height of up to 30 metres in order to catch it.
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