Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Picture of the day for May 11, 2016

Wikipedia picture of the day on May 11, 2016: Couple of Blue-footed boobies (Sula nebouxii) during a mating ritual, Lobos Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. The blue-footed booby is a long-winged seabird with a wingspan of up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft). The species is 90 cm (35 in) high and is easily recognizable by its distinctive bright blue feet, which is a sexually selected trait, as the males display their feet in an elaborate mating ritual by lifting their feet up and down while strutting before the female. Although the blue-footed boobies are usually associated to the Galápagos Islands (where half of all breeding pairs nest), they can be found from the Gulf of California down along the western coasts of Central and South America down to Peru. http://ift.tt/1Og0lea

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