Peru’s Sulas~

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.

Cheers to you from Peru’s fascinating, and quite bright, sulas~

133 thoughts on “Peru’s Sulas~

  1. It is fascinating! The birds are gorgeous and a testament to natural, largely uninhibited by man’s nasty footprints, freedom of wild species. I wish all in the wild were as blessed!
    Wonderful shots, Cindy!

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  2. Cindy, you’ve really captured a lot of personality in these photos. What adorable birds. LOL, it makes me wish I could have used one in my serial, rather than a magpie… but that just wouldn’t have the same effect. Hugs on the wing!

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  3. You get to visit such interesting places that I will not experience myself, so I enjoy your photo-essays a lot. These photographs bring the birds ‘home’ to me.

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  4. It is just amazing how you capture these birds in their natural habitat. Their feet are beautiful. They look like duck feet. I can see that you are enjoying your stay in Peru. You are doing a marvellous job.

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