Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii), North Seymour Island, Galápagos archipelago, Ecuador, South America.
A Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii) nests on North Seymour Island, part of the Galápagos archipelago, a province of Ecuador, located 972 km west of the continent of South America. The Blue-footed Booby is a bird in the Sulidae family which comprises ten species of long-winged seabirds. The name “booby” comes from the Spanish term bobo, which means "stupid" or "fool/clown," which describes its clumsy nature on land. Like other seabirds, they can be very tame. The natural breeding habitat of the Blue-footed Booby is tropical and subtropical islands off the Pacific Ocean. In 1959, Ecuador declared 97% of the land area of the Galápagos Islands to be Galápagos National Park, which UNESCO registered as a World Heritage Site in 1978. Ecuador created the Galápagos Marine Reserve in 1998, which UNESCO appended in 2001.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download