Photos by Cindy Knoke of different types of sulas, or boobies.
Sulas, more commonly known as boobies live on both the Palomino and Ballestas Islands off the coast of Peru. This is picturesque Pisco Harbor, gateway to Islas Ballestas.
There are six different types of sula species. They are commonly called boobies because of the comical method in which they land, often stumbling over their large feet, and because they were incorrectly assumed to be not be very intelligent. These are quite smart Peruvian Booby adults and juveniles on Islas Ballestas.
Peruvian Boobies are confined to areas near The Humboldt Current, in Peru, Chile and Ecuador.
They have pure white heads and chests.
Blue Footed Boobies have brown heads and the famous blue feet. 50% of them live in the Galapagos.
The rest are distributed from the Gulf of California to Peru.
Sulas are rather tame birds, and will let a cautious and respectful visitor approach closely.
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