Friday, November 9, 2012

Red-Footed Booby

Go ahead...TRY and say his name without snickering!!!

Our Plastic Red-Footed Booby

This exotic bird is one in our series of lively and lifelike plastic animals found in the Galapagos Islands. Its realistic shape and details will be enjoyed as part of a school project, diorama plastic animal collection, as a party favor, or gift. Our plastic red-footed booby measures 2-1/2 inches from beak to tail.

About Red-Footed Boobys

The red-footed booby (Sula sula) is a long-winged seabird. Its name, booby, comes from the Spanish word bobo meaning "stupid one." This is because the red-footed booby has a clumsy gait on land and an awkward take-off and landing. The red-footed booby is the smallest booby. It is generally less than 2 feet long and has a wingspan of about 3 feet. It is an amazing diver, feeds entirely on fish and can swim a good distance underwater to spear its prey. The red-footed booby is found primarily around the Galapagos Islands and around many islands near Trinadad and Tobago in the Caribbean. It is numerous and fortunately is not endangered like many other animals in this region.

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