These birds look strange, don’t they? They are blue-footed booby birds, living on the east coast of the Pacific Ocean, often focusing on nesting in the Galapagos Islands area.
This bird looks just like any other bird, but they have one distinctive feature that sets them apart. It’s that they have blue feet, this blue color is caused in part by the nutrients in the fresh fish they eat.
These green legs are also a way for male birds to show their charm and attract “mates” every time during the breeding season, from June to August every year. Male booby birds with brighter, more eye-catching blue legs will be noticed because of their health, good genetic quality, and promise to be an ideal “mate”.
With bright blue feet, the male birds will approach, approach the beloved female bird and pick up a stone or short stick to bring to “crush”. After that, they will point their beaks with their wings to the sky and scream and stamp their feet repeatedly to show the “love dance” as well as show off their legs, showing their charm. After that, if the female bird accepts, the two booby birds will love each other and stay together for the rest of their lives, giving birth and taking care of and protecting the children in their nest. Their green legs are also used to warm the eggs.