The blue-footed booby, scientifically known as Sula nebouxii, is a marine bird.
The blue-footed booby, scientifically known as Sula nebouxii, is a marine bird that inhabits the subtropical and tropical regions of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Within the genus Sula, which includes six species commonly referred to as boobies, this bird stands out with its vibrant blue feet. These feet are a result of their specialized diet and serve as a sexually selected trait. During the mating ritual, males exhibit their feet by lifting them up and down while strutting before the female.