I've always associated the blue-footed booby with the Galapagos Islands. Much to my surprise as I was looking through photos taken at Puerto Penasco, Mexico, what I thought was a pelican when I was taking a picture was actually a blue-footed booby. I'm kicking myself for not recognizing it and getting more and better pictures.
|This blue-footed booby was doing contortions with its head so I never got a good look at the head. The feet are not very blue.|
The blue-footed booby is found from the California coast to the Galapagos Islands to Peru, but about half of all breeding pairs breed on the Galapagos Islands. It is easily identified by its bright blue feet, although males and younger birds have lighter feet than mature females.
|More contortions with the head.|