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Sula sula

The red-footed booby (Sula sula) is a large seabird of the gannet family. They are powerful and agile fliers, but clumsy in takeoffs and landings. Smallest of all boobies, they breed on islands in tropical oceans. Meanwhile, they winter at sea.

As their name suggests, adults always have red feet. However, the color of their plumage varies. They are powerful and agile fliers, but they are clumsy in takeoffs and landings. They are found widely in the tropics, and breed colonially in coastal regions, especially islands.

Red-footed boobies are spectacular divers, plunging into the ocean at high speeds to catch prey. They mainly eat small fish or squid which gather in groups near the surface.

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