Brown Booby

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Brown Booby

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

A widespread seabird of tropical waters, the Brown Booby ranges as far north as the Gulf of California, and rarely to both coasts of the United States. Like other boobies, it feeds with spectacular plunges into the sea.

More ID Info
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Other Names
  • Piquero Pardo (Spanish)
  • Fou brun (French)
  • Cool Facts

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