Blue-Footed Booby Parent and Chick The young must be fed continually. The parents bring a constant supply of small fish. They both feed the chicks, who push their bill inside of their parents' mouth and throat to get the regurgitated fish. If there is not enough food for all of the chicks, the parents feed the largest chick to make sure that at least one of the chicks survives. Or the 1st chick evicts the smaller 2nd chick, which invariably dies. North Seymour Island.
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