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Blue-footed Booby -- Sula nebouxii More
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1 Adult Female
1 Adult Male  

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Sight and Sound

 

Natural
 

whistles

perform courtship display

call

 

Two different voc types given here. The male bird (see photo: smaller pupil, left) was slowly walking with one blue foot in the air at a time around the vicinity of a female bird (larger pupil, right). During this time, he would be making a peeping sound while visibly panting. The male would occasionally spread and extend both wings while pointing its bill skyward with a high pitched shrill. The female would intermittently respond with a medium pitched quacking sound  

Wesley Lee
19 Dec 2009 at 17:51

    Geography
  • Ecuador
    Galápagos
    Locality
  • North Seymour Island
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -0.3980917   -90.2916306
    Features
  • Island
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
  • 44.1kHz
    Bit Depth
  • 16-bit
    Recorders
  • MARANTZ PMD 661
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser ME 62
    Accessories
  • Telinga Parabola 54.7cm/15.5cm (21.5in/6.1in)
    Equipment Note

The nesting area for North Seymour Island was warm (about 80 degrees Fahrenheit/27C) and located a few hundred yards from the Pacific Ocean. In this clip, one can hear the low rumbling sounds of the nearby ocean surf. There were many surrounding nesting areas of blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds in the nearby vicinity.

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