Sula Lecogaster – Brown Booby


Nesting Brown Booby


Feeding time for this Brown Booby chick.


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.