Galapagos Species Checklist

Sula nebouxii excisa Todd, 1948

Piquero patas azules, Blue-footed Booby

Sula nebouxii excisa, Española Island, Galapagos. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2002.
Sula nebouxii excisa, Española Island, Galapagos. Photo: Paul McFarling, CDF, 2002.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Aves

Order
Suliformes

Family
Sulidae

Genus
Sula

Species
nebouxii

Subspecies
excisa

Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Sula nebouxii Milne-Edwards, 1882, Sula nebouxii nebouxii Milne-Edwards, 1882, ? Sula leucogaster Boddaert, 1783, ? Dysporus leucogaster Sundevall, 1871, ? Sula brewsteri Ridgway, 1897

Status

IUCN Red List Category: Not evaluated

Ecology

Feeding type: Piscivorous

Trophic role: Carnivorous

Reproduction mode: Exclusively sexual

Distribution

Distribution map of specimen collection localities or observation records for this species in our collections database.

Distribution: Breeding on most islands except those north of the equator, although it breeds occasionally on Genovesa.

References

  • Wiedenfeld, D.A. (2006) Aves, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Check List 2006 2(2): 1-27.
  • Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G. Milstead, B., Márquez, C., Zabala, J., Buitrón, P., Llerena, A., et al. (2007) Galapagos vertebrates: endangered status and conservation actions. Galapagos Report 2006–2007. Charles Darwin Foundation, Puerto Ayora, p. 104–110.
  • Jiménez-Uzcátegui, G. Wiedenfeld, D.A. (2002) Marine birds. Reserva marina de Galápagos. Línea base de la biodiversidad. Danulat, E. & G.J. Edgar (eds.). Fundación Charles Darwin/Servicio Parque Nacional Galápagos, Santa Cruz, Galápagos, Ecuador. p. 343–372.
  • Swash, A. Still, R. (2000) Birds, mammals, and reptiles of the Galapagos Islands, an identification guide. Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, 168 pp.
  • Harris, M.P. (1973) The Galápagos avifauna. Condor 75(3): 265-278.
  • Castro, I. Phillips, A. (1996) A Guide to the Birds of the Galapagos Islands. Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd., London.
  • Swarth, H.S. (1931) The Avifauna of the Galapagos Islands. Occ. Pap. Calif. Acad. Sci. 18: 1-299.
  • Patterson, S.A. Morris-Pocock, J.A. & V.L. Friesen (2011) A multilocus phylogeny of the Sulidae (Aves: Pelecaniformes) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58: 181–191

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