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Nazca Booby

Sula granti

Description:

The birds have the characteristic "booby" body build. They are white with black markings on the edges of the wings. Feet are a dull gray (unlike the blue of the blue-footed booby or the red of the red-footed booby). Generally has a fairly bright orange beak with a black mask around the nares and eyes.

Habitat:

Cliff tops of Genovesa Island in the Galapagos. The birds we saw were nesting, and many of them were on the ground tending to chicks. Nests are created on the ground among rocks, sticks, etc. and varied from being under low shrubby cover to being completely out in the open.

Notes:

Formerly regarded as a subspecies of the Masked Booby.

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6 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely!

MishaCainNell
MishaCainNell 9 years ago

Thank you everyone! The boobies were everywhere - it was hard *not* to get a good shot!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

beautifully captured !

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Lovely birds.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Amazing shots.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Good series!

MishaCainNell
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Parroquia Huaquillas, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador

Spotted on Sep 19, 2011
Submitted on Jan 22, 2012

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