At present there are three kinds of Booby, (of which the plural is Boobies) on the Galapagos, Blue, Nasca and Red. Sadly we didn't see any red ones. However the blue ones made a good showing. So here are pictures of.... Blue footed Boobies, not surprisingly, blue feet and blue(ish) beaks, the male has the rather endearing habit of lifting a foot in a hopeful sort of way, just in case the thirteen stone tourist should turn out to be a really big receptive type female booby
Blue-footed Booby, Sula nebouxii
Nazca Booby, Sula granti (formerly S. dactylatra granti)
Red-footed Booby, Sula sula
Nazca. Pink beak, whiter body and greyish feet, used to be thought to be the same as the Masked Boobie found elsewhere, but turned out to be different ( different genes) and have been reclassified. still does the dance, but I think it was just being polite. Red footed, who failed to turn up, presumably camera shy, which is understandable. I've grabbed a picture from Wikipedia to prevent jokes about a nice pair of you know what. Red feet, blue beak, pink pouch, and a really wierd way of standing on branches. I think all the boobies do that, which is pretty odd for a seabird, but the red feet kind of stand out. Mind you the Pelicans stand in trees too, but that seems a bit more natural, considering how they stand on the edge of small boats. All right they aren't called edges, no doubt they are called gunnels, gunwhales or freeboards or something, I don't care.
There are also
Masked Booby, Sula dactylatra
Peruvian Booby, Sula variegata
Tasman Booby, Sula (dactylatra) tasmani - possibly extinct
Brown Booby, Sula leucogaster
(But not on the Galapagos)
Here's a juvenile asking for food, it hasn't got the blue feet yet because it isn't sexually active. Well I should think not, with it's mother there and all.