Sula Lecogaster – Brown Booby

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Nesting Brown Booby

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Feeding time for this Brown Booby chick.

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Sula Lecogaster facts

Did you know:

  • Adult Brown Boobys are approx Length 75cm, wing span up to 1.4 metres.

  • Females larger than males.

  • They can dive 40 metres into the water to catch fish.

  • Females have a blue spot in front of eye.

  • The name “Booby” comes from the Spanish word “bobo” meaning fool because sailors thought these birds were stupid.