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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~

Blue footed Beauties~


Elvis must have been on to something!


You could almost step on these Blue Footed Boobies, they are so unfazed by your presence, but Elvis would haunt you if you did!


The bluer the feet of the Blue Footed Boobie males, the more attractive they are to the opposite sex.

Elvis was right!

Blue Footed Boobies are native to the subtropical and tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean.


They extend as far south as Peru.

50% of the world’s breeding colonies are in the Galapagos islands.

So it is cheers to you from the Blue Footed Babes~

(I feel so out of touch, and miss talking with you, but I am still ship based and thus internet limited. Sending you holiday greetings from Peru!)