Blue-footed booby, Isla de la Plata, Ecuador
Blue-footed booby, Isla de la Plata, Ecuador

Blue-Footed Booby, Isla de la Plata

Standing on bright blue feet, with a claw-like beak and perfectly round lemon-lime eyes, a blue-footed booby isn’t a bird you’ll likely ever forget. The fun name helps, too.

That’s how I described these charmers that called Isla de la Plata, aka the Poor Man’s Galapagos, an island just over an hour’s cruise from Puerto López, Ecuador, home.

The image is from a 14-image gallery published previously here. For the blue-footed booby-curious, that post includes a 30-second video illustrating their raucousness. Check it out. 🙂

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Today’s Pic du Jour, the blog’s 730th straight, was snapped on Isla de la Plata, part of Machalilla National Park, Manabí province, Ecuador, on 16 May 2013.

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