Blue-footed boobies are found on arid, tropical,
and subtropical islands off the Pacific coast of
South America. Subsisting on a diet of fish, these
goose-sized birds can live as long as 17 years and
have a wingspan nearly five feet in length. Blue-
footed boobies use their vibrant blue feet in a
showy mating dance ritual. Habitat loss and egg
collecting currently threaten the species.