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Masked Booby

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Silhouette SeabirdsSeabirds
Masked BoobySula 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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