A blue-footed booby sits on its eggs, keeping them out of the harsh Galápagos Islands sunlight. The male and female boobies take turns foraging for food while the other one incubates the eggs.
When the chicks hatch, the boobies’ famous blue feet will come in handy. The defenseless babies will sit on their parents’ feet in the shade of their bodies, safe from both the sun and the sand, until they grow enough plumage that they can safely step out.
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