This photograph was taken on the Prince Philip Steps on Genovesa in the Galápagos Islands. It shows a Nazca booby feeding its fuzzy chick by regurgitating food into its mouth.
As cute as they are, young Nazca boobies have some dark habits. While many boobies push their siblings out of the nest when there isn’t enough food for both, Nazca booby chicks commit “siblicide” even when food is abundant.
Naturalists think the learned behavior helped them survive under harsher conditions in the past.
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