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Brown Booby

(Sula leucogaster)
Size: 65-75 cm (male), 70-80 cm (female);
wing span 1.2 - 1.4 m (male), 1.3-1.5 m (female)
Weight: up to 1.0 kg (male), up to 1.3 kg (female

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Brown Booby at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "plotus"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of two male Brown Booby on their roost; note the bluish facial masks (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Lady Elliot Island, near Agnes Water, QLD, January 2006]

Lateral view of a pair of Brown Boobies, with the male on the right and the female on the left (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Lady Elliot Island, near Agnes Water, QLD, January 2016]

Male Brown Booby in flight seen from underneath (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)

FEMALE

Lateral view of a female Brown Booby (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Lady Elliot Island, near Agnes Water, QLD, January 2016]

Dorsal view of a female Brown Booby (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Lady Elliot Island, near Agnes Water, QLD, January 2016]

Near-frontal view of a female Brown Booby in flight; note the absence of a bluish facial mask (photo courtesy of H. Mouritsen)
[One Tree Island, Capricornia Cays NP, QLD, January 2011]

Frontal view of a female Brown Booby in captivity (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)

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