Thursday, February 12, 2009

Red Footed Booby

North of the Comoros, enroute to Kenya our ship was visited by a big flock of these Red footed booby birds. They spent about three days on board, during which they hunted flying fish that popped out of water as the water was disturbed by the ship's bow wave.
The three days gave me so much of an opportunity to photograph them, that I have decided to feature these birds for the next three days on this blog.
The Red footed booby (Sula Sula) is the smallest of the boobies and have brilliant red webbed feet.
In the above photograph there are a few boobies which are white, some are brown and some Intermediate. More about that in tomorrows post.

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