Masked Booby

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Masked Booby

Sula dactylatra
  • ORDER: Suliformes
  • FAMILY: Sulidae
Basic Description

A large seabird of tropical oceans, the Masked Booby is only a rare visitor to North America. It has attempted to breed in the Dry Tortugas in Florida, but it is most frequently encountered at sea in the Gulf of Mexico or off the southern Atlantic states.

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Other Names
  • Piquero Enmascarado (Spanish)
  • Fou masqué (French)
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