French: Fou à pieds bleus German: Blaufußtölpel Spanish: Piquero camanay
A. Milne-Edwards, 1882,
Pacific coast of America, possibly Chile.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. n. nebouxii
A Milne-Edwards, 1882 – E Pacific, in scattered breeding colonies from Gulf of California and Panama S to N Peru.
S. n. excisa
Todd, 1948 – Galapagos Is.
71–84 cm; wingspan 148–166 cm. Adult has forehead mostly white due to large pale tips to feathers, umber-brown lateral fringes visible on rest of head and neck... read more
Male call a variable whistle, sometimes piercing, sometimes softer and even husky, repeated rapidly... read more
Strictly marine. Nests along rocky coasts, on cliffs and islets, in areas with little or no... read more
Food and feeding
Fish, including sardines (Sardinops sagax), anchovies (Engraulis) and mackerel (Scomber japonicus); also flying-... read more
Seasonal in places, otherwise opportunistic. Usually nests on ground, but sometimes in vegetation, and forms rather large colonies. Nest a... read more
Any movements are linked mostly with distribution of food supplies: if food abundant, birds mainly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Global population estimated at only c. 30,000 breeding pairs in 1970s, thus rather small, but likely an underestimate. More recently... read more
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