Red-footed Booby, Sula sula


Red-footed Booby
Like the other Boobies and Gannets (Sulids), these birds forage at sea, plunge-diving for fish. They breed in large colonies, including on both Oahu and Kauai among the main Hawaiian Islands. I have photographed them exclusively from the area around Kilauea Point on Kauai, where a breeding colony offers photo opportunities, see below. Red-footed Boobies nest on tropical and subtropical islands around the world; they are only rarely seen on the U.S. mainland coast, usually in the Fall.


Red-footed Boobies