Blue Footed Booby Speech

Topics: Sulidae, Boobies, Gannet Pages: 3 (646 words) Published: April 18, 2011
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “Blue footed Booby?” I’m sure you’re not thinking of a bird. The Blue Footed Booby is an interesting bird that I hope you can learn a little about while listening to my speech. Humankind has always been attracted to wildlife and its many beautiful aspects. I have researched the Blue Footed Booby for a few weeks now and am very interested in the odd facts about them. Today I will inform you about the general knowledge of the Blue Footed Booby, its eating habits, and about a few of its relatives.

(Transition: First, let’s discuss a few facts about the Blue Footed Booby.)


I.The Blue Footed Booby is an interesting bird.

A.It gets its name from the Spanish word “bobo,” meaning “stupid fellow.” 1.They get the name “bobo” because they walk clumsily on land. 2.They also get the name “bobo” because they do not fear people and will easily get killed for landing on sailors’ boats. B.Blue Footed Boobies come from the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, and other tropical areas like Mexico, Peru, and South America. 1. The blue-footed booby is legally protected on the Galapagos Islands, where breeding pairs number under 20,000. The other populations around the world are slightly threatened by egg collectors as found in C.The blue footed boobies have brightly colored feet as seen in this picture. 1.“Blue-footed boobies are best known for their bright blue webbed feet, which males prominately display in courtship dances to attract females” reports national geographic news. 2. In their elaborated mating rituals the males raise one blue foot in the air then the other as he struts in front of the female.

(Transition: Now we will move to the Blue Footed Booby’s eating habits.)

II.The Blue Footed Booby is very strange about its eating habits.
A.Boobies hunt in pairs.
1.It likes to eat alone.
2.They only like to eat in the early morning or late afternoon.
B.Its diet usually...
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