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.