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Brown Booby Sula leucogaster


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Brown Booby, adult bird in flight
credit: Benjamint444/CCSA

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Family: Sulidae, Boobies and Gannets view all from this family

Description Adult has a white belly, undertail coverts, and underwing coverts, but otherwise dark brown plumage; legs and bill are yellowish. Juvenile is dark brown overall.

Dimensions Length: 30" (76 cm)

Range Florida, Texas, Southwest, Southeast, California

Discussion Large, tropical seabird that recalls immature Northern Gannet with its long, narrow wings, cigar-shaped body, and brown and white plumage; seen occasionally off Florida coast and Dry Tortugas.