These feet may not be your idea of beautiful,
but their avian owners think they fit the bill.

Read the clues
That tell how they are used.
Then figure out whose is whose.
Wood Stork Feet, Mycteria americana
1. As this tall bird slowly wades, it uses its feet to stir up the water, flushing out fish.
Red-footed Booby Feet, Sula sula
2. This diving bird’s webbed feet assist it in swimming, and their bright color attracts mates.
Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinicus
3. This fowl’s feet  distribute its weight like snowshoes, allowing it to walk on floating vegetation.
Wood Stork, Mycteria americana
Wood Stork, Mycteria americana
Red-footed Booby on Nest, Sula sula
Red-footed Booby on Nest, Sula sula
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Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinicus

Here are the correct matches:

Wood Stork Flying, Mycteria americana
Wood Stork Flying
Wood Stork Feet, Mycteria americana
Wood Stork Feet
Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinicus
Purple Gallinule
Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinicus
Purple Gallinule Feet
Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinicus
Purple Gallinule walking on  lily pads
Red-footed Booby Feet, Sula sula
Red-footed Booby Feet
White Morph of the Red-footed Booby, Sula sula
Red-footed Booby (White Morph)

See more amazing wading birds at:
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