Last updated: June 29, 2001
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There are three different kinds of boobies found in the Galaacute;pagos islands;
The Blue-footed Boobie, the Red-footed Boobie, and the Nazca Boobie (which was
formerly known as the Masked Boobie, but the species was recently split). They are
related to the Gannets.
These two photos show a male Blue-footed Boobie dancing to win a mate. The
image on the right shows him "sky-pointing". One way to tell the males from the
females is that the iris of the male seems to be smaller than that of the female.
Compare the eyes of the mating boobies in the image below. The male is on top.
The Red-footed Boobie is pretty interesting because of the way
that it perches on branches in spite of the fact that it has
Nazca Boobies (formerly Masked Boobies)