photo from Connie Boardman at boardmanbio.blogspot.comHabitat and Geography

Birds in the Sulidae family
live in tropical areas. Masked Boobies tend to live closer to the equator in places such as the Caribbean. Blue-footed Boobies like warm coastal areas. They do not fly as far out to sea as the Red-footed or Masked Boobies for food and are more often seen along the shore. Sula nebouxii are not a species that is known to migrate but will wander along the coastal area. Members of the genus Sula are colonial. Blue Footed Boobies are no exception.

photo taken by John Schwarz at www.birdspix.comWhere in the world is the Booby with the blue feet?
 Some specific locations where Sula nebouxii can be found include the Gulf of California, the Baja Peninsula of northwestern Mexico, Peru, and of course, the Galápagos Islands.

Check out the map below to see some hot spots for these birds.
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There are many other organisms that live in the same habitat as the Blue-footed Booby. The Galápagos Islands are filled with all sorts of creatures. Some that are more intimately associated with the Blue-footed are the Galápagos Hawk, the Frigatebird (to read more about Hawks, Frigatebirds and Boobies click here) and iguanas.
To see a video of the Blue-footed Boobies interacting with one another and then an iguana, click here.


from microsoft clip artStraw, Sticks, Bricks... What!?
The three little pigs used straw, sticks and bricks to make their homes. What does the Blue-footed Booby use? Actually, Blue-footed Boobies do not make nests. Basically their nesting area becomes outlined by feces.

 Interestingly, males will present the female with a stick when wooing her even though there's no use for it in building a nest. It is possible that at some point in Booby history Boobies did build nests and it is still in their genes to do so. Living nest-less may be an adaptation to an environment without sticks or much vegetation.

See what Sula nebouxii like to eat by clicking here.