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Red-footed Booby

(Sula sula)
Alternate name(s): "Red-footed Gannet", "Red-legged Gannet"
Size: 66-80 cm; wing span 1.4 m

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Red-footed Booby at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "rubripes"(?)

White morphology

ADULT

Near-lateral view an adult Red-footed Booby in flight; in this view one can see the characteristic red feet (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Off the coast of QLD, April 2012]

View of the upperwing pattern of an adult Red-footed Booby in flight (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Off the coast of QLD, April 2012]

View of the underwing pattern of an adult Red-footed Booby in flight (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Off the coast of QLD, April 2012]

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