Blue-footed Booby

Sula nebouxii

Order

SULIFORMES

Family

Boobies and Gannets (Sulidae)

Code 4

BFBO

Code 6

SULNEB

ITIS

HEAD

Blue-footed Booby Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Pale yellow in adults; Gray brown in young.
  • Head pattern: Streaked
  • Crown Color: White with dark brown streaking.
  • Forehead Color: White with dark brown streaking.
  • Nape Color: White with dark brown streaking.
  • Throat Color: White with dark brown streaking.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Blue-footed Booby Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 81 cm (32 in)
  • Weight: 1270 g (44.8 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Dark brown with white feather tips on upper back.
  • Back Pattern: Barred or banded
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Blue-footed Booby Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong, moderately rapid wing beats interrupted by sailing glide.
  • Wingspan Range: 152-157 cm (60-62 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Streaked
  • Upper Tail: Dark Brown
  • Under Tail: Dark Brown
  • Leg Color: Bright blue
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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