It’s no mystery as to how the blue-footed booby got its name! Male blue-footed boobies use their uniquely-colored feet to attract a mate, and will dance and strut in front of females in order to show them off. The brighter the shade of blue, the better!
Scientific Name:Sula nebouxii
Characteristics:Hand-painted and designed with true-to-life detail, our wildlife figurines are for more than just nature enthusiasts – they make great tools for learning and play as well! In what must be one of the strangest interactions in nature, the blue-footed booby’s feet actually depict how well-nourished it is, because the shade of blue is directly related to its consumption of fresh and healthy fish.
Size and Color:3 inches long and 2 inches tall, our blue-footed booby figurine is almost exactly the size of a credit card stood upright. One of the more vibrantly-colored species of bird, blue-footed boobies not only have their obviously blue feet, but a slightly darker blue face along with white body plumage, brown wings, and a speckled gray neck.
The Blue Footed Booby is part of the Wings of the World Birds collection