Sula sula | red-footed booby | ʻā
Other Names: akeake
The ʻā, or red-footed booby, is the most abundant booby in the Hawaiian Islands. The nest in colonies and almost exclusively in shrubs and trees. Young birds do not have the characteristic pinkish-red feet they are named for. They gain their red feet as they become adults. They are mostly white with black wing edges and a pale blue bill.
Hotspots for red-footed booby
- SIDE TRIP: Wai‘ānapanpa State Park | Details for SIDE TRIP: Wai‘ānapanpa State Park
- Open Ocean | Details for Open Ocean
- Keāhole Point | Details for Keāhole Point
SIDE TRIP: Wai‘ānapanpa State Park