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Nazca Booby

Sula granti

Description:

The Nazca Booby (Sula granti) is a booby found in the eastern Pacific Ocean, primarily on the Galápagos Islands where it can be seen by ecotourists, and on Clipperton Island.

Habitat:

Española Island, Galapagos

2 Species ID Suggestions

Masked Booby
Sula Dactylatra Boobies of the Galapagos Islands
Liam
Liam 9 years ago
Nazca Booby
Sula granti Nazca Booby


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2 Comments

Scenery indicates that this is Punta Espinoza, Española.

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

"The Nazca Booby was formerly regarded as a subspecies of the Masked Booby but is now recognized as a separate species. They differ in regard to ecological and morphological[3] as well as mtDNA cytochrome b sequence data.[4] The Nazca Booby co-occurs with the Masked Booby on Clipperton Island, where they may rarely hybridize.[4]"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazca_Booby...

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Ecuador

Spotted on May 29, 2011
Submitted on Dec 11, 2012

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