How to Draw a Red-Footed Booby

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Red Footed Booby in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Red Footed Booby.

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How to Draw a Red Footed Booby - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The first step in drawing the red-footed booby is to draw the head with its mouth open and a curve at the end.

Step 2: The next step is to draw the face. It has a large circle eye with a long, sharp beak that is blue.

Step 3: Then, draw the body. Draw the body narrow so there is room for the wings.

Step 4: Next, draw the wings that are darker at the tips.

Step 5: Then, draw the branch it is sitting on and the legs. The legs are short but it has long toes that are webbed.

Step 6: The last step is to draw the tail, which is short.

Interesting Facts about the Red-Footed Booby

A common sight throughout the tropical and sub-tropical areas of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. They spend much of their time on the ocean searching for food but they will nest on coastal trees and shrubs. Red-Footed Boobies are perfectly adapted for diving with long wings, aerodynamic bodies, long thin bills, and closeable nostrils. They will travel huge distances in search of food, despite being one of the smallest of the booby species.

Did you know?

  • Red-Footed Boobies can travel up to 93 miles in search of food and will travel in groups.
  • Red-Footed Boobies use their powerful eyesight to spot fish from above before diving to capture them.
  • The Red-Footed Boobies body is nimble enough to snatch flying-fish out of mid-air.
  • Red-Footed Boobies live in colonies made up of hundreds of mated pairs.
  • Red-Footed Boobies have an extremely long life span of over 20 years.

Lesson plan note: Red-Footed Boobies come in a wide range of colors with only their blue beaks and red feet in common. Print out blank pictures of Red-Footed Boobies for each student in the class. Ask them to color their own version of a Red-Footed Booby, staple the flock at the front of the class as an example of the birds diversity.