Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Boobies and Gannets :: Blue-footed Booby

Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii

Described by: Milne-Edwards (1882)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Galapagos, Ecuador - Jul, 1999 © Allen Chartier  Galapagos, Ecuador - Jul, 1999 © Allen Chartier  Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico - Aug, 2004 © Jesus Fernando Cerra Luna  Galapagos, Ecuador - Aug, 1998 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Galapagos, Ecuador - Sep, 2005 © Douglas Bolt 
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C. e. Pacific Ocean;
(1) Breeds on is. along the Pacific coast of Mexico (Baja, Revillagigedo, Isabela, Tres Marietas and Tres Marias Is. to Nayarit) and in the Gulf of California (Consag Rock, George Is.), Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras (Los Farallones), Nicaragua, Costa Rica (Gulf of Nicoya, Isla Guayabo), Panama (Gulf of Panama, Pearl Is.), Colombia (Gorgonilla Is.), Ecuador to n. Peru.
In irruption years, it disperses as far n. as the sw. United States (Salton Sea, California and the lower Colorado River, Arizona) and s. Peru.
(2) Galapagos Is.
North America n. of Mexican border
Late summer and fall (sometimes remains until early winter): irregularly to s. CAL (Salton Sea and less frequently the Pacific coast) and sw. ARZ (lower Colorado River). These bird are mostly immatures.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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