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Nazca Booby

Sula granti


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.


Española Island, Galapagos

2 Species ID Suggestions

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

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Scenery indicates that this is Punta Espinoza, Española.

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]"

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

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